LANGKAWI, Nov 22 (Bernama) -- Public transport users in the duty-free resort island of Langkawi, now have another alternative to public transport, the e-hailing Operator (eHO) Bitcar, which officially began operations today.
Bitcar marketing manager, Muhammad Farhan Umar said, besides offering passengers a very competitive price, the local company also focused on driver welfare to generate revenue.
He said Bitcar operations in Langkawi would start with 500 drivers, who had registered before the number would be increased early next year.
“Bitcar is a local company set up in 2018, however, we started our first operation in June 2019 in Indonesia. Trial operations in Malaysia began in August in the Klang Valley, with over 2,000 registered drivers.
“Bitcar today is expanding its services to Langkawi as a starting point as it is not a very large tourist island and has a particular focus area, in line with Bitcar’s strategic partnerships with hotels, and operators of tourist destinations,” he said.
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He said this in a press conference after the Langkawi Bitcar operations launch and signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ten hotels here today.
When asked about the advantages Bitcar has to offer compared to other e-hailing companies, Muhammad Farhan said they were taking input from other operators to provide the best service to users and drivers.
“Bitcar is aware that passengers are looking for something cheap, while drivers want a little bit more revenue. Bitcar is trying to balance this, so that the drivers earn enough and the passengers are also happy.
“We just take a 10 per cent commission from the drivers, so that their passengers can enjoy cheaper prices through promo codes every day. So far the feedback received says they are satisfied with the prices offered,” he said.