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Uber Aims to Make Airport Travel Easier for Businesses

Uber is targeting business travelers as it aims to redesign the airport ride experience and boost its airport business. The ride-hailing company has introduced several new features to appeal to corporations and cater to business travelers, according to a recent Skift article.

Uber expanded the reservation period to allow travelers to book rides earlier than ever in move to accommodate longer lead times for airline bookings. The reservation period has been tripled to 90 days from the original 30-day pre-booking window, and business travelers are encouraged to book as early as possible to take advantage of lower costs.

Uber also introduced a new ride category, Business Comfort. Described as a “unique business-class experience,” details about the new category have not yet been unveiled, but it will launch for Uber for Business users later in the year.

The company also continues to push more electric vehicles in an effort to increasingly appeal to the corporate sector, as businesses work to lower their carbon footprints.

Travelers can also use a new feature in the app that will guide them from the gate to a pick-up location using directions and images and show them how long the route will take to walk. The feature is currently only available at 30 airports.

For more information, read the full Skift article.