Posted March 10, 2018 07:59:22 Travelers looking to make a short journey in the heart of Brugs have a new option to help ease their boredom: a taxi.
Bruges Airport (BUD) has partnered with Uber, a mobile app that allows passengers to book their own private taxi.
The BUD airport has partnered up with Uber to provide a private taxi service to help relieve congestion on Brugge’s main airport.
“We are very pleased to have Uber onboard with us at BUD,” said Airport Minister Jean-Marie Blas, who said the service would help ease the queues for passengers on flights to other destinations.
“The Uber service is a great way to travel, it helps relieve congestion and also it is a way to reduce congestion at airports.”
He said the airport would have the Uber app running in the coming months and would be rolling it out in the near future.
Mr Blas said the taxi service would not require a booking, and that passengers could book from their phone, and the app would take their booking to the airport and return it.
Uber is a self-driving car service that allows people to hire their own vehicle and operate it on public roads.
The airport said passengers would pay an airport levy to have the service at the airport.
Mr De Vos said the tax would be collected by the airport’s taxi firm and collected on behalf of the airport to pay for the service.
“I think this will be a very positive way to help alleviate congestion on the airport, but also to reduce the number of taxi drivers who are working on the island,” he said.
“People will be able to pay their taxes on time, and we will be doing all we can to ensure that that doesn’t happen.”
He added the airport had already begun offering the Uber service, and was looking to add more taxi services to the platform.
Topics:tourism,airport,travel-and-tourisms,bruges-irelandFirst posted March 13, 2018 06:00:00