Yandex.Taxi” began to work in Armenia

The Service “Yandex.Taxi” from July 1 began accepting orders in Yerevan, writes “Kommersant”, citing a company statement.

The app’s interface and the site “Yandex.Taxi” is fully translated into Armenian. The company also updated the map of the capital of Armenia. Price the first two kilometres will be 100 drams (about 13.5 USD), and in the future — for a hundred drams per kilometer. The possibility to pay by Bank card yet, but it will appear in the near future.

The service will not take Commission from drivers. “The point is to make short trips more profitable for drivers”, — explained in the company. As noted the General Director “Yandex.Taxi” Tigran khudaverdyan, Yerevan per day are approximately 100 thousand taxi rides is comparable to St. Petersburg despite the fact that the population in this more than five times. “Yerevan is very different from other cities in terms of usage habits of taxi: if in Moscow or Minsk taxi as everyday transport is gaining its popularity in Yerevan are traveling by taxi,” said khudaverdyan.

This is the second foreign experience “Yandex.Taxi. In February, the service started working in Minsk.

In 2015 Yandex.Taxi tripled its revenues, it stood at 984 million rubles, While this adjusted operating profit of “Yandex.Taxi” in 2015 decreased by 1.6 times, up to 136 million rubles.