The Uber-boosting business reverted to epidemics before it hit the UK in mid-May, e.g. reduction of roadblocks that encouraged users to get back on the road faster than the company expected.
The spread of many areas beyond major cities such as London and the need for new modes of transportation, including taxis, contributed to the resumption of Uber in the UK and other parts of Europe last month.
Across Europe for the first week since May 17, Uber’s total reservation was achieved by more than 80% at the same rate as in 2019.
The figures are recovering after the company reported a 38% annual turnover drop in global travel funding for the first three months of 2021.
Anabel Diaz Calderon, Uber’s general manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said: “We did not expect to see the recovery we have seen in other important books and in the UK.”
In the UK, within a week this closure is widespread restrictions on hospitality were reduced, the major reserves were similar or slightly higher than those that were the same week two years ago.
Spain and Germany have also saved more money – the amount that customers spend on various Uber vehicles that change any discounts or upgrades – a return almost 100% in the third week of May compared to the same period in 2019, although many Coronavirus restrictions remain.
Some major markets are slowly returning. In France, the main reserve was about 70% of epidemics before the week of May 24, after the abolition of various laws.
London, one of the largest markets in the city of Uber, is lagging behind other parts of the UK, with many office workers and tourists staying at home.
But recovery in other UK cities such as Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds is so strong that pilots have already begun to surpass the availability of Uber drivers, who are now they are known as workers instead of fixing contractors after the Supreme Court decision in February
“We expect to need an additional 20,000 drivers for what we want in the UK,” said Diaz Calderon. In the US, Uber has been forced to do so promoting motivation attracting drivers amidst job losses in a few other jobs.
Although he acknowledged that there was “a little exaggeration” after the closure, Diaz Calderon said he was “not worried that the growth we are starting to see is strong”.
Back to the epidemics before business transactions and tourism were restored, which could lead to flights such as airports that were once a major part of Uber’s business.
Across Europe, Uber has expanded its approach to 40 small cities in recent months, making it available to more than 340 cities throughout the region.
The entry into these new cities – especially Spain, Austria and Turkey – has only been possible because Uber has worked with the taxi industry, a group that is often seen as a competitor or rival of their shared brand. Uber said since early 2021 it has signed 17,000 drivers in Europe whose cars can be stored through its app and praised on the road as unusual.
“Taxi partnerships are a powerful business opportunity in many areas and allow us to grow or open up a number of areas,” says Diaz Calderon.