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Uber Now Available for Passengers at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport
New Options Complement Gateway’s Growing Menu of ‘Just Plane Easy’ Services

MESA, Ariz. — The Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority (PMGAA) Board of Directors today approved a ground transportation agreement with Uber that allows the popular rideshare company to operate at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (Airport, Gateway Airport).  With this announcement, airline passengers looking for rideshare services to and from Gateway Airport can now utilize either one of the predominant app-based companies operating in the Greater Phoenix market. 

“Visitors to the Phoenix East Valley have embraced Arizona’s “sharing economy,” said Mayor Jeff Serdy, Chairman of the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority. “This additional option for rideshare services will make it even more affordable and convenient to visit our region.”

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules require all businesses operating at airports to be licensed. The PMGAA Board of Directors created a new classification within the Airport’s Ground Transportation Regulations for rideshare companies to operate in November 2016. Gateway Airport’s passengers have been quick to adopt the convenient service and the addition of Uber will give them even more options.

“Gateway Airport has earned a reputation for being Just Plane Easy from roadway to runway,” said J. Brian O’Neill, A.A.E., Executive Director/CEO of PMGAA. “We are pleased to add Uber to our growing list of convenient and cost-effective customer services.”

Rideshare companies are a welcome addition to the extensive ground transportation services already offered at the Airport including taxicab service, shuttle service, limousines, and car rental services. Airport parking is located conveniently adjacent to the Ticketing Terminal and discounted economy parking is available with a short shuttle ride provided by the Airport. Covered parking will be available starting in June.

“Everyday, millions of travelers everywhere have come to expect the reliability and convenience that more transportation options provide,” said Chris Garcia, Global Airport Partnerships Lead at Uber. “We appreciate the efforts of Airport staff and their work to add Uber to the list of options so that travelers can get to and from the airport safely and reliably.”

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About Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport:
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is owned and operated by the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority and offers nonstop service to almost 50 destinations via Allegiant Air, WestJet, Swoop, and Flair. The Airport welcomed more than 1.5 million passengers in 2018.  Corporate, military, and general aviation customers are served by Gateway Aviation Services, a 24-hour full-service FBO.

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority Media Contact:
Ryan Smith, Director, Strategic Communications/Government Relations
Phone: 480-988-7617