Canberra Airport welcomes Uber

Canberra Airport welcomes Uber

Canberra Airport welcomes Uber

19 June 2016

Canberra Airport today formally welcomed popular ridesharing platform Uber to the range of ground transport options available to passengers.

“The introduction of ride-sharing provides more choice in travel options, which will encourage competition and better services to passengers, including reducing waiting times for transport in peak periods,” Canberra Airport Managing Director Stephen Byron said.

“Our focus is on travellers being able to move to and from the airport in the most efficient manner possible.

“The introduction of services like ridesharing and carsharing will deliver quality solutions as part of the next generation of ground transport services available at Canberra Airport. This has been made possible by the ACT Government being the first in Australia to allow ridesharing, as well as lowering taxi licence fees as part of a suite of transport reforms.

“Careful planning went into the new terminal around what future ground transport might look like and our investment ahead of time means we can appropriately accommodate different modes of transport; and, just as we have an air-conditioned indoor taxi rank for customers choosing cabs, so we have an air-conditioned lounge tailored to the needs of ridesharing customers.

“We are delighted to welcome Uber and look forward to offering other innovative ground transport options in the future,” Mr Byron said.

General Manager, Uber ACT, Henry Greenacre said: “Today, we are excited to be answering passengers’ demands for ridesharing services at Canberra Airport.

“We’ve worked closely with Canberra Airport to ensure our technology makes the ground transport connections as seamless as possible for the thousands of airport passengers who open the app every week looking for an uberX ride.

“Now anyone who arrives at the airport can open the Uber app and request a safe, reliable and affordable ride to anywhere in the ACT,” Mr Greenacre said.

Media inquiries:
Canberra Airport – Jane Seaborn 0414 829 282
Uber – Caspar Nixon 0452 184 206