Uber launches flight bookings in the UK

Uber is now allowing UK customers to book flights through its app.

Uber’s new flight booking functionality, which will be available to all UK users this summer, is powered by online travel platform Hopper. The new feature supports both domestic and international flights and Uber will also be able to offer customers a range of benefits including Price Freeze, Flight Disruption Guarantee, Cancel For Any Reason, Change for Any Reason and VIP support.

“We’re incredibly pleased to introduce flight bookings as the latest addition to Uber’s suite of travel booking options. Perfect for business travelers and tourists alike, our new functionality will make the booking and managing of air travel simple and stress-free, with the booking process taking as little as one minute in the Uber app. Over the last 12 months with the addition of rail, coach and now flight bookings, Uber is truly a one-stop travel solution.” – Andrew Brem, general manager at Uber UK.

“Through our B2B initiative, Hopper Cloud, we can seamlessly integrate both our travel inventory and fintech products into the Uber ecosystem. The addition of flights to the Uber app is a big win for UK consumers who are looking for an easier way to book travel. This new partnership will offer Uber users choice, transparency and flexibility when booking flights, all in the same place they are already booking their other transportation.” – Frederic Lalonde, CEO and co-founder of Hopper.