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Riyadh Airports, Uber ink deal to transport passengers

CEO of Riyadh Airports Saleh Al-Rasheed and Zeid Hreish, general manager of Uber KSA, at the signing ceremony.
Riyadh Airports Company and Uber have signed an agreement to transport passengers to and from King Khalid International Airport (KKIA) in Riyadh.
CEO of Riyadh Airports Saleh Al-Rasheed said: “The agreement, which was signed today, is the first of its kind for the company in the Kingdom, and allows Uber driver-partners to reliably pickup and drop off passengers from dedicated Uber locations at arrival and departure terminals 1, 2, and 5 at King Khalid International Airport.”
He added: “This agreement is in line with Riyadh Airports’ approach toward developing strategic partnerships that will enhance the customer experience of passengers traveling through King Khalid International Airport, and will ensure that customer satisfaction is aided by the continued availability of safe, reliable and efficient services.”
Zeid Hreish, general manager of Uber KSA, said: “This is a significant announcement for us, as the partnership reinforces Uber’s commitment to providing safe and reliable transportation everywhere and for everyone, and is in line with the Kingdom’s move toward working with forward-thinking companies like Uber. We look forward to more similar partnerships around the Kingdom in the near future, and to provide thousands of travelers around the country with safe, reliable and affordable transportation at the push of a button.”
Hreish added: “Since Uber launched in Saudi, millions of people installed the app, and have been using the technology to move around their cities easily, safely and cost-effectively. Uber is supporting the government’s focus on Saudization as part of its National Transformation Plan, and since the Saudi Public Transport Authority passed the ride-sharing regulations, we have already on-boarded more than 80,000 Saudi driver-partners on the app, and we will continue to invite more to use the technology.”
Riyadh Airports Company is a newly established company — part of the privatization program of the aviation sector in Saudi Arabia — and is responsible for managing and operating KKIA in the Saudi capital. Riyadh Airports is also currently moving forward with plans to upgrade KKIA infrastructure and expand with new services and facilities.

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