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Uber makes deal with Christchurch Airport

Connor Stirling

Ride-sharing service gets access to airport from Thursday.

After months of negotiations, an agreement has been reached between Christchurch Airport and Uber to have the ride-sharing service access the airport.

From Thursday, passengers will be able to be dropped off at, and collected from Christchurch Airport.

Airport Chief Aeronautical and Commercial Officer Justin Watson said he was pleased to welcome Uber as the airport's first ride-share operator.

Passengers will be dropped off at the usual area in The Loop and collected from an area within walking distance.

Signage will be installed around the area, and maps on the Uber app will direct passengers to cars.

A $5.50 surcharge will apply to all trips to and from the airport.

Drivers will be required to register with the airport.