Russian service Yandex.Taxi may launch in Kyiv

Source : 112 Ukraine

Company plans to focus on service development in Russia and CIS
15:01, 26 July 2016

Service Yandex.Taxi owned by Russian Internet Company Yandex, can already start its work in September in Kyiv, reports.

"Now we are looking for the partners - taxi and dispatching companies, which would meet our requirements to the vehicle fleet and the availability of official permission", Yandex.Taxi press service reported.

The company cannot tell the exact day of the launch in Kyiv.

“When we will start working in Kyiv, we will tell you about it”, Yandex.Taxi promised.

Yandex.Taxi CEO Tigran Khudaverdyan said that the company plans to focus on the development of the service in Russia and the CIS in the next few years. This year the taxi service started its work outside Russia for the first time, launching in Minsk and Yerevan.

The service can start working in Kyiv in September, said the owner of one of Kyiv taxi services.

"The date of entering the Ukrainian market will depend on how quickly they will be able to negotiate with the local dispatching services and to gain access to their vehicle fleet. Yandex does not work with the drivers directly as Uber", commented the owner of the taxi service.

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