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Uber will now be able to pick up from Christchurch airport

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Uber has reached an agreement with Christchurch Airport to allow drivers to pick up and drop off passengers.

From Thursday, Uber will be able to use a ride-share zone on the side of the Express Park car park building furthest from the terminal. It's roughly 100 metres from the terminal entrance.

For those in Chch who want to use Uber to get to or from the aiport, they will have to pay a surcharge of $5.50 on top of their fare. This will be passed onto the airport. This is the same as what taxis at the airport pay.

Christchurch will be the third airport to allow Uber pick ups and drop offs, following Wellington and Tauranga. Drop-offs are allowed at Auckland airport, but pick-ups are only allowed by Uber drivers who have a pre-chartered registration with the airport.