Now, the smart phone based company Uber will be able to pick up and drop off customers at Sacramento International Airport (SMF). The airport and Uber have signed an agreement to allow the Transportation Network Company (TNC) to operate legally at SMF. The airport does not have agreements with other TNCs, but the permit is available to all companies willing to sign an agreement.
The operating permit applies to all UberX drivers.
“This agreement gives customers an additional choice for ground transportation services at Sacramento International Airport,” said Director of Airports John Wheat. “Customers have requested this service, which now joins our complement of onsite taxicabs, shuttles, buses and limousine services.”
Uber Sacramento General Manager Jay Gierak said, “Last week, Uber celebrated one million rides with riders and drivers in Sacramento, and this week the celebration continues as the Sacramento International Airport opens its doors to Uber. We are excited to welcome residents and visitors to California's capital city with safe, reliable, and affordable Uber service, connecting them to the places and people they love.”
The Sacramento County Department of Airports is responsible for planning, developing, operating and maintaining the county’s four airports: Sacramento International Airport, Executive Airport, Mather Airport and Franklin Field. The regional economic impact of the Sacramento County Airport System is more than $4 billion annually. Sacramento International Airport offers more than 130 nonstop flights to 29 cities. For more information, visit http://www.smf.aero.