Categories: Tech

Uber launches Helicopter transportation services in Kenya | Uber Choppper

Tough times call for tough measures, or is it, desperate times calls for desperate measures? Uber has been facing an increasing and locally spawn competition in Kenya. Especially, since the Safaricom bank-rolled LittleCabs (now known as just Little

) came into the local market.

Uber waged price wars against it competitors by dropping the fare prices, a move that backfired with drivers boycotting it. As it means, they will be taking home less money at the end of the day. Now Uber has formed a strategic partnership with Corporate Helicopters

. A partnership targeting upmarket corporate clients that need to move from point A to point B fast, without the hassle of beating the Nairobi traffic.

Dubbed Uber Chopper this is a new commuter service by Uber for passenger wishing to travel fast. The services will be officially rolled out on September 4th, 2016 and will be available in Nairobi and Mombasa.

Win yourself a free Uber Chopper ride

Would you like a free aerial view of Nairobi courtesy of Uber and Corporate helicopters? Yes? Follow the steps below:

See that GIF above? You need to take a screenshot of the Uber Chopper centered exactly above the giraffe?

Then go over to Uber Kenya social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) and Corporate Helicopters (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) and like/follow those accounts.

Post the screenshot you took above on the social media account using the #UberChopper and the city you are in, #Nairobi or #Mombasa.

Also make sure to tag one other person you would like to take the free chopper ride with, in addition to Uber Kenya and Corporate Helicopters.

Briefly give reasons why you chose the person you want to take the flight with.

If you are lucky, you will get two seats on the maiden Uber Chopper flight that will take place September 4th,

Option 2

Enter the promo code ‘COPRHELIKE’ in the Uber app promotion section to unlock the Uber Chopper option. Open the app at 10 am on Sunday, September 4th while with your chosen guest to accompany on the flight. Confirm your pickup location in either Nairobi or Mombasa and tap the request button.

Keeping your fingers

crossed, you could be lucky and get a call from an Uber driver who will come pick you up at your location and take you to the helipad. The chopper will take you on a 20-minute helicopter ride flying over the scenic beauty of Rift Valley if you are from Nairobi, for those in Mombasa you will be flown over the coastline.

For more details, click here.

Felix Omondi

Kenyan citizen with a passion for writing for as long as I can remember. In my spare time, I like to blog and read up on trends that's happening around the world.

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