Uber has struck a deal with airports in Queenstown, Palmerston North, New Plymouth and Nelson meaning it's now a lot easier to use the ride-sharing app when going to or from those airports.
Until now, restrictions meant Uber cars weren't allowed to get right up to the door.
"After months of lockdown and a few cancelled holidays, being able to push a button and get a ride when you touch down in one of these four great destinations will make it easier than ever for domestic, and eventually international visitors alike, to explore Aotearoa," said Dom Taylor, Uber's general manager in Australia and New Zealand.
Pick up spots:
- Queenstown Airport: Outside the terminal in the Commercial Transfer Area
- Palmerston North Airport: Directly outside the terminal
- New Plymouth Airport: A short walk from the terminal. The app will display the driver's location
- Nelson Airport: The designated Uber pickup area is in front of Airport House, just south of the Terminal
Unfortunately, the announcement doesn't include any change to Uber's agreement with Auckland International Airport.
Uber and other ride-sharing apps like Zoomy, Didi and Ola are not permitted to drive to the doors of the domestic terminal in Auckland, meaning customers have to go on a short walk before they can be picked up.