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Ben Gurion Taxi Prices to go Down – Gett, Hadar win airport taxi tender, fares to fall 31%

From Globes Israel.

A Gett and Hadar Taxi joint bid won a tender for Ben Gurion Airport taxi, ending Hadar’s monopoly.

A joint bid by Gett (formerly GetTaxi) app and Hadar Taxi has won the tender for tax services to Ben Gurion Airport, thereby ending Hadar’s monopoly on the airport routes. Taxi traffic from the airport totals 1,100,000 rides a year.

Starting on May 30, 2017, travelers landing at Ben Gurion Airport will be able to order taxis using the Gett app from the airport, and will not have to order the taxi before takeoff, as they had been forced to do by the monopoly.

The bid by Hadar and Gett is 31% less than the consumer fee rate established in the Commodities and Services Price Control Ordinance set by the Ministry of Transport, whether the fee is determined by taxi meter or by special journey according to the rate list. The companies will be obligated to publish the new lower prices, which will now be anchored in the ordinance.

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