Uber begins service to and from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport

May 22, 2019, 2:30 PM
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PHOENIX – Travelers using Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport now have a new way to get there.

The southeast Valley facility announced Tuesday it had reached an operator agreement with Uber.

Ryan Smith, Gateway director of communications, told KTAR News 92.3 FM on Wednesday that the airport agreed to allow ride-hailing companies to operate at the airport two years ago, but only Lyft, Uber’s main rival, signed up.

“We’ve been working pretty continuously to try to get Uber to sign up,” Smith said.

“After two years of hard work and lots of talk, they finally added the airport to their program.”

The airport has dedicated drop-off and pick-up areas for the ride-hailing services.

“It makes it very convenient — one stop and you are right there the gate,” Smith said.

Riders will incur a $2 airport surcharge per trip that gets applied directly through their Uber or Lyft app.

Gateway Airport, which is located south of the Loop 202 Santan Freeway between Sossaman and Ellsworth roads, offers nonstop service to more than 40 destinations through four carriers: Allegiant Air, WestJet, Swoop and Flair.

In addition to the ride-hailing services, passengers can get to and from the airport via taxi, limo or shuttle service and car rental.

“We had a million and a half passengers last year, so being able to … make it as easy as possible for as many as people to travel to the airport is really important, and we are glad to be able to do this,” Smith said of adding Uber to the fold.

KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Ashley Flood contributed to this report.

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Uber begins service to and from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport