Uber records 15 million rides during New Year’s Eve

The company recorded 15 million rides during 2016’s New Year’s compared to 200,000 trips just for New Year’s Eve 2013. (Shutterstock)

Online transportation smartphone application Uber achieved great leaps in the number of customers during New Year’s Eve of this year, as the company recorded 15 million rides during that night compared to 200,000 trips just for New Year’s Eve 2013.

The company doubled its numbers in the New Year’s Eve 75 times in just three years. This indicates the rapid growth of its business, which made it the easiest transportation service in many cities of the world, especially where mobility is difficult whether by car or public transportation.

The strong growth this year is a continuation of the huge upsurge of the recent years. After extending 200,000 trips in 2013’s New Year’s Eve, the figure jumped ten times the following year with two million trips, then to five million trips in 2015, finally reaching 15 million in 2016.

With the company’s transformation into the main mean of transportation for those who celebrate New Year’s, Uber’s tariff and the availability of their service become a hot topic for discussion on the means of social communication. The company has published a special statement on its website two days before New Year’s Eve to inform its clientele of the required procedures and asking them to determine their destinations in advance to avoid crowds or emergency changes in prices during the night of the 31st.

The company recommended that its clients plan their trips ahead and confirm their reservations in advance with their drivers, also suggesting sharing the fee with friends to reduce the costs in that night.

The company said that the preparatory procedures have helped customers to book their New Year’s Eve trips in advance with security and comfort, which enabled them to record 15 million journeys in 450 cities.

SHOW MORE
Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:48 - GMT 06:48
Top