June 21, 2023

Rideshare company Uber begins availability at Victoria International Airport (YYJ)

For release June 6, 2023

Uber, the largest rideshare company in Canada, has launched its service at Victoria International Airport (YYJ), giving travellers another safe, affordable, and reliable transportation option at their fingertips.

“Just in time for a busy summer season, we are excited to bring rideshare to more British Columbians. Residents and visitors coming through YYJ now have a safe, affordable, and reliable option to help get them where they need to go, when they need to,” said Michael van Hemmen, General Manager of Uber Canada. “And for those with a safe driving record, a flexible opportunity to earn money on their own time. We’d like to thank the city governments in both cities, the province, and Victoria Airport Authority for their support in bringing ridesharing to Victoria and Kelowna.”

“The airport is pleased to welcome Uber,” said Geoff Dickson, Victoria Airport Authority President and CEO.   “It’s been a long journey for Uber to operate in Greater Victoria.  With air travel continuing to rebound at YYJ, we welcome the addition of this popular ground transportation option for our travellers.”

Uber’s Victoria-area service extends to Greater Victoria, from Langford to downtown Victoria and out to the Saanich Peninsula including the Swartz Bay ferry terminal.

Travellers just need to download the Uber – Request a ride app to their mobile device and sign up as a rider to begin.

At YYJ, passengers will find designated rideshare pick-up stalls along the curb in the Short Term parking lot. For drop-off, rideshare vehicles will use the same drop-off areas that taxis and other vehicles use.

About Uber

Uber’s mission is to create opportunity through movement. Co-founded by Calgarian entrepreneur Garrett Camp, Uber started in 2010 to solve a simple problem: how do you get access to a ride at the touch of a button?  More than 10 billion trips later, Uber is building products to get people closer to where they want to be. By changing how people, food, and things move through cities, Uber and Uber Eats open up the world to new possibilities.  For more information, visit uber.com.

About Victoria Airport Authority

Victoria Airport Authority is a not-for-profit authority that has managed the safe and secure operations of the Victoria International Airport on behalf of the surrounding communities since April 1, 1997.

Media Contact Uber Canada
Keerthana Rang

Email: keerthana.rang@uber.com

Media Contact Victoria Airport Authority

Rod Hunchak

Director, Business Development and Community Relations

Phone:  250-953-7547