Uber Technologies Inc., the smartphone-based, ride-sharing service company, has chosen Bangkok as the first city in Southeast Asia to introduce a one-day free trial for its helicopter service.
Thailand is among its three fastest-growing markets for its taxi app service in Southeast Asia.
Bangkokians will have the chance to get a free tour in the helicopter on Sunday according to the Bangkok Post.
The California-based company aims to expand into more innovative products.
Uber will offer free helicopter rides on demand to Bangkok customers on Sunday from 11am to 3pm.
Chan Park, Uber’s regional general manager for Southeast Asia, said Bangkok is one of the worst cities in the world for traffic congestion.
Anyone in the capital can open up the Uber app and request a helicopter ride with UberCopter.
If the request is accepted, the lucky rider and a friend will be picked up in a Mercedes-Benz car and be whisked away to board a helicopter that will give them an exclusive tour of Bangkok.
UberCopter, or UberChopper as it is known in many markets, launched as a trial service from New York to the Hamptons in 2013.