Uber has just inked a significant deal with Aéroports de Montréal (ADM): If you land at Montréal-Trudeau airport, you can choose an Uber to pick you up, as of December 12. The business agreement was announced this week.
The deal between the two parties is the direct result of an agreement between the Québec Minister of Transport, Sustainable Mobility and Transportation Electrification, and Uber Canada Inc., which lifted ADM’s earlier restrictions. ADM previously demanded that Uber not activate the application at the Montréal-Trudeau terminal, because Uber had not been regulated by the Government of Québec.
“In this way, ADM wants to provide a variety of transportation services to meet growing demand from travellers, particularly for the use of new technologies,” said Charles A Gratton, Vice-President, Real Estate and Commercial Services, ADM. “Uber is present at more than 50 airports in North America and has agreements with some airlines.”
As of this week, Uber can pick up passengers at the airport until October 2017.
Taxis still have exclusivity for direct embarking of passengers at the professional pickup area on the arrivals level, and taxis can extend their airport permit until April 30, 2017.