Melbourne Airport finally allows UberX pickups for arrivals

From [today] Victorian travellers can ride with UberX to and from Melbourne Airport after the Commercial Passenger Vehicle Industry Bill was passed through Parliament last week.

UberX will be available to pick-up passengers in approved wait zones just steps away from the terminal.

The Melbourne Airport issued press release fails to mention that they’ll be charging a A$4 “access charge” for each UberX pickup. This fee can (and most likely will) be passed onto the rider.

Uber has not clarified if this is the case as yet.

Coincidently, immediately after the announcement Taxi drivers decided to form a blockade at the airport arrivals’ forecourt area disrupting traffic.

Wrong form of industry “disruption” guys.

Source: Melbourne Airport Media Releases | Melbourne Airport