Hailo hits 10 million Irish journeys
Hailo, the taxi-booking app, has announced that it hit 10 million journeys in Ireland as well as launching a new service that will allow users to pay for journeys they haven't booked through its website by card.
The taxi-booking giant opened in Ireland three years ago and it expects that it will reach five million journeys in Ireland this year alone.
The Chief executive of Hailo, Andrew Pinnington, said that reaching 10 million journeys in Ireland was a "significant milestone".
Hailo also announced a new payment service called HailoPay. The new service will allow users to pay for their taxi on their phone by inputting the taxi's registration number and pay using a card they have set up on Hailopay.com.
Hailo says that the service won't cost users or drivers anything and that it also benefits taxi drivers as they won't need to install in-car card machines.
The general manager of Hailo Ireland, Tim Arnold, said that the service is being introduced to benefit the small public service vehicle (SPSV) industry in Ireland.
"HailoPay is the latest innovation we've introduced to the SPSV industry to create a service that is quick, simple and most importantly secure for both passenger and driver. We're offering this service at absolutely no cost to passengers and drivers, as part of Hailo's commitment to support Ireland's SPSV industry," Mr Arnold said.