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Uber to Launch Airport Shuttle Service in U.S.

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Uber this summer will launch in the United States its Uber Shuttle service, which offers transportation to events and airports, the company announced in New York City. 

The service currently is available in Egypt and India, according to Uber.

Uber didn’t disclose which airports would have shuttles available for use, but that it was “working with airport partners and local officials across the U.S. and beyond to bring convenient and affordable airport shuttle service to riders.” 

When the service becomes available, customers will see a ‘Shuttle’ option in the Uber app. Customers can book up to five seats total from seven days in advance to five minutes before their shuttle’s scheduled departure. They’ll be able to pay for and track their shuttle within 25 minutes of their departure time in the app. 

Riders will know their fare before reserving their spot, and their price will not be affected by surge pricing, according to Uber. When their shuttle arrives, riders will have their QR-code ticket validated by the driver, and they’ll be able to rate and tip their drivers in the app, as with all other Uber rides. 

Uber also “sees potential” for Uber Shuttle to be included for Uber for Business clients. Since 2021, the company has been operating shuttle routes for its employees in its Mission Bay office in San Francisco, as well as for employees in Seattle and Bangalore, India. The company also has begun to offer shuttle service to Uber for Business clients in some overseas markets, and sees “definite potential to expand the offering to more U4B clients in the U.S.”

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