#Asia UberChopper lands in Jakarta


Following Manila, the ride-sharing company offers helicopter rides for one day only


Uber Indonesia is working together with PremiAir to present a one-day helicopter ride service in Jakarta on November 20. The promotional ride will take passengers from Grand Indonesia Mall to Halim Perdana Kusuma airport from 930 AM-1200 PM.

To use the service, users only have to log in to their Uber app and choose the UberChopper service. They will then be taken to Grand Indonesia by an UberBLACK car to enjoy the helicopter ride, with a free ride back to Grand Indonesia again. The service is valid for one passenger only.

Also Read: GrabTaxi and Uber vie for Manila users’ love with helicopter rides

Uber continues to strengthen its effort to win the Indonesian market despite not having received a clear legal status in the country.

“Uber hasn’t even scratched the surface in Indonesia,” stated Karun Yahya, a spokesman for Uber in Southeast Asia and India as quoted by Jakarta Globe. Despite efforts by authorities and transportation organisations to curb its operations, Uber reinstated plans to expand to more cities in the country.

On Wednesday, the Jakarta police traffic directorate, together with the Jakarta Transportation Office, performed another raid on Uber cars and drivers, ending with 12 cars impounded at the Jakarta Transportation Office in East Jakarta.

According to Maruli Sijabat, Head of Operational Division at the Transportation Office, the app-based taxi drivers are breaching the law for using private cars for services. The current law stated that public transportation vehicles must have yellow number plates while private cars have black plates.

Image Credit: Uber

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