Global ride-hail firm Uber has announced the launch of ‘Uber Black Taxi’ which will provide luxury black cabs in the Turkish city of Istanbul.
The service which was launched on Tuesday will allow up to eight people access to larger and ‘more luxurious’ vehicles. The service has been provided for both residents living in the city and for those visiting the popular Turkish destination.
This latest move from the ride-share giants comes after an Istanbul court had banned access to Uber's mobile app after Turkey’s United Taxi Drivers Association fought a lawsuit for unfair competition in 2019. The ban was overturned and lifted a year later.
An Uber spokesperson said via Twitter: “Uber Black Taxi is in Istanbul! Black Taxi is now at your service with the privilege of Uber, with vehicles with a capacity of 8 passengers and a larger seating area for families and groups of friends. Call now and enjoy a more luxurious and comfortable journey!”