Uber begins service to and from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport

May 22, 2019, 2:30 PM

(Facebook Photo/Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport)...

(Facebook Photo/Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport)

(Facebook Photo/Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport)

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.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

A suspect who accidentally shot and killed a fellow IRS agent at a federal gun range in Phoenix was...

Danny Shapiro

Suspect indicted on manslaughter charge in death of fellow IRS agent in Phoenix

A suspect who accidentally shot and killed a fellow IRS agent at a federal gun range in Phoenix was indicted on a manslaughter charge, authorities announced Friday.

45 minutes ago

Arizona will not approve new housing construction on the fast-growing edges of metro Phoenix that r...

Associated Press

Arizona Senate passes plan to manage rural groundwater, but final success is uncertain

A plan to manage rural groundwater passed the Arizona Senate amid concerns about the availability of sufficient water for future generations.

2 hours ago

A sign in front of a building identifies Valleywise Behavioral Health Center – Maryvale in Phoeni...

Kevin Stone

Valleywise Health replenishing mental health care capacity after staffing setback

Valleywise Health is working to replenish its mental health care capacity after cutting back because of staffing shortages in 2022.

3 hours ago

Split image of a Spin e-scooter on the left and the boundary map for Phoenix's Shared Micromobility...

Kevin Stone

Phoenix pilot program allows e-scooter, e-bike and bicycle rentals 24 hours a day

Phoenix is expanding its Shared Micromobility Program on a trial basis, allowing e-bike, e-scooter and bicycle riders to rent and roll all night.

4 hours ago

File photo of a Phoenix police cruiser at a crime scene behind yellow tape...

Driver of vehicle leaving scene of shooting dies after fiery collision in Phoenix

The driver of a car speeding away from the scene of a shooting in west Phoenix died after a fiery collision Thursday afternoon.

4 hours ago

Former Arizona State Sen. Tony Navarette was convicted of one count of sexual conduct with a minor ...

ABC15 Arizona

Former Arizona Sen. Tony Navarette convicted of sexual conduct with a minor

Former Arizona State Sen. Tony Navarette has been convicted of one count of sexual conduct with a minor.

6 hours ago

Sponsored Articles


Midwestern University

Midwestern University Clinics: transforming health care in the valley

Midwestern University, long a fixture of comprehensive health care education in the West Valley, is also a recognized leader in community health care.

(KTAR News Graphic)...

Boys & Girls Clubs

KTAR launches online holiday auction benefitting Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley

KTAR is teaming up with The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley for a holiday auction benefitting thousands of Valley kids.


Canvas Annuity

Interest rates may have peaked. Should you buy a CD, high-yield savings account, or a fixed annuity?

Interest rates are the highest they’ve been in decades, and it looks like the Fed has paused hikes. This may be the best time to lock in rates for long-term, low-risk financial products like fixed annuities.

Uber begins service to and from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport