Riyadh Airports Company has signed an agreement with Uber, allowing the ride sharing app to transport passengers to and from King Khalid International Airport (KKIA). Uber has been given three dedicated areas at the airport.

Uber driver-partners can pick-up and drop-off passengers from dedicated Uber locations at arrival and departure terminals 1, 2, and 5 at King Khalid International Airport.

Zeid Hreish, general manager of Uber KSA said, “Uber is supporting the government’s focus on Saudisation as part of its National Transformation Plan, and since the Saudi Public Transport Authority passed the ride-sharing regulations, we have already on-boarded more than 80,000 Saudi driver-partners on the app, and we will continue to invite more to use the technology.”

In October last year, it was confirmed that ride hailing companies such as Uber and Careem operating in the kingdom would only be allowed to employ Saudi nationals directly.