Adelaide Airport has become the fifth Australian gateway to open its pickup zones to ride-sharing services, specifically Uber drivers, as part of a range of ground transport improvements.

Effective immediately, travellers will be able to hop into an Uber or other ride-sharing services from a newly constructed ‘ride-sharing pick-up facility’ located close to the terminal.

Making the arrangement fair on taxi drivers, Ubers will have to pay a 2 service fee for picking up passengers in the terminals precinct. This same fee is applied to taxi pick-ups at the airport and will be increased from $2 to $3 from 1 October.

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According to Adelaide Airport’s Managing Director Mark Young, the introduction of ride-sharing will improve travel for customers as it will offer more choice for travel between the airport and their home/accommodation.

“The State Government’s decision to allow access to ride-sharing services has allowed us to invest in facilities to provide a better experience for our customers.”

Mark Young, Adelaide Airport Managing Director

Meanwhile, other changes to Adelaide Airport’s ground transport including the construction of a new dedicated taxi drop-off facility adjacent the terminal, which will provide an alternative to the existing drop-off zone under the car park – freeing up space for other drivers.

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There’ll also be additional improvements to the existing taxi pick-up rank to provide better weather protection for customers.

“We’ve spent more than $8 million on taxi facilities over the past decade and we’re now investing a further $4 million in new facilities.”

Mark Young, Adelaide Airport Managing Director

Adelaide Airport follows on from gateways in Sydney, Canberra, Perth and Brisbane, which currently permit ride-sharing pick ups and drop offs.

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