There’s a new way to finish off that last leg of your trip… if you happen to be heading to or from Edmonton International Airport, that is.
EIA and rideshare company Uber have partnered up to allow for passengers to take Uber trips straight from the airport’s Door 10.
There has been some contention in the past about rideshare companies catering to airport customers, but it appears that in Edmonton, at the least, you’ll be able to request a ride right after your flight.
“From today on, we will be able to meet the demand for safe, affordable, and reliable transportation alternatives at the airport,” said Ramit Kar, General Manager for Uber Western Canada, in an April 6 release.
“By entering into this agreement with Uber, Edmonton International Airport joins more than 500 airports around the world where Uber ridesharing services are available and used by travellers.”
Taxis, buses, a willing friend, or the occasional limo have long been the norm for anyone departing an airports’ arrival terminal, but the decision from EIA makes it clear that more options are always a welcome addition.
“We are happy to partner with Uber to meet our customers’ expectations. EIA is committed to providing travellers with a full spectrum of ground transportation options,” said Tom Ruth, President and CEO of EIA, in the release.
While some Edmontonians may see this as a long-overdue step on the part of the airport, other parts of Canada are still struggling to legalize rideshare services in their cities.
But hey, at least you’ll be able to grab an Uber the next time you take a trip up to Edmonton.