Uber, Ottawa airport reach deal to pick up passengers - Ottawa - CBC News

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By Giacomo Panico, CBC News Ottawa, September 28, 2016

When Uber secures an operating licence and officially becomes legal in Ottawa — which could happen as early as Friday — Uber drivers will be allowed to make pickups and drop-offs at the Ottawa airport.

"Because we've always offered our passengers choice, it made sense to include[Uber] in the offering, particularly because our passengers have been demanding it," said Krista Kealey, vice president of communications and public affairs of the Ottawa Airport Authority, on Wednesday.

Krista Kealey, vice president of communications with the Ottawa Airport Authority, says the decision to welcome Uber was driven by customer demand. (Giacomo Panico/CBC)Last spring, the City of Ottawa passed new "vehicle-for-hire regulations" bringing ride-hailing services such as Uber in line with the city's taxi bylaws,

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