cairo international airport (Photo: Reuters)
Uber has launched Uber Black in Cairo, which offers trips starting at Cairo International Airport, Uber said in a statement on Monday.
Uber said that the new service, which will be provided in cooperation with Abou Ghaly Motors, will contribute to boosting the travel and tourism sectors in Egypt following the government’s decision to gradually resume flights in July.
General Manager of Uber Egypt Ahmed Khalil said that the new service is a core part of Uber’s plans to expand its product portfolio in the Egyptian market and make its app more relevant to users across the country.
Mohamed Abou Ghaly, CEO of Abou Ghaly Motors, said that the company’s investment in this partnership is a reflection of its deep-rooted confidence in the fast growth of the Egyptian economy and the solid steps undertaken by the government to attract domestic and foreign investors.
“We see this as an important step in developing and expanding mobility solutions that meet the needs of customers in this dynamic market,” he added.
Abou Ghaly Motors will provide high-end vehicles, including Mercedes and Jeep models, as well as professionally-trained and top-rated drivers, according to the statement.
In June, Uber launched 10 new safety measures and a new on-trip protocol in Egypt as cities reopen after the government eased COVID-19 lockdown measures.
In May, Uber laid off hundreds of office-based staff in Egypt amid the COVID-19 crisis.