Uber Is Going To The Sky And It’s Trialling In Australia

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And it’ll cost the same as an UberX

From Uber to Scuber to Uber Air. 

The ride-share company is branching into forms of transportation and we're here for it.

Uber has listed Melbourne as one of the three locations around the world it will be trialing its air taxi service in.

Imagine skipping all that peak hour madness?

Melbourne is taking off with Dallas and Los Angeles in the Uber Air flights trial from 2020, ahead of commercial operations starting in 2023.

The best part of it all is that the price will be the same as your UberX, the company said in a statement on Wednesday. 

"The vision is for safe, quiet electric vehicles transporting tens of thousands of people across cities for the same price as an UberX trip over the same distance."

 

The regional general manager for Uber in Australia, New Zealand and North Asia Susan Anderson made the announcement at an Uber summit in Washington.

“Australian governments have adopted a forward-looking approach to ridesharing and future transport technology.

“This, coupled with Melbourne’s unique demographic and geospatial factors, and culture of innovation and technology, makes Melbourne the perfect third launch city for Uber Air.

“We will see other Australian cities following soon after.”

Think about all that time you will save. Instead of the 40-minute drive to the airport from the CBD, Uber Air will slash your trip to a mere 10 minutes. 

We're welcoming this with open wings. 

Image credit: Uber

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