Ola expands Australia operations, launches services in Sunshine Coast
Ride-hailing firm Ola has launched services in Queensland’s Sunshine Coast district, further expanding operations in Australia. The Bengaluru-based company has chosen Sunshine Coast due to the bustling tourism industry.
Initially, Ola had launched its services in Australia in March last year with Sydney.
Ola said in a statement, “Having been present in Australia's most populous cities, Ola received a large number of requests from drivers and customers alike to introduce its services in other parts of the country. Sunshine Coast was chosen due to the bustling tourism industry and the need for more choice in the local rideshare market.”
Simon Smith, Managing Director of Ola Australia and New Zealand, stated, “We have seen a tremendous response to our offerings across the country as customer demand has been on an upward trend. After seeing a large number of requests to introduce our services in other parts of the country, we’ve chosen the Sunshine Coast as Ola’s first launch in a non-metro city in Australia.”
“We are now present across 8 cities in Australia and are the fastest-growing major rideshare player in the country,” he added.
At present, Ola claims to have around 1.5 million drivers across more than 250 cities in Australia, New Zealand, the UK and India.