Uber drivers to be cited for trespassing at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport

Posted at 11:32 AM, Sep 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-05 21:32:49-04

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport will start issuing trespassing citations to Uber drivers on the property. 

The airport announced on Tuesday morning that Uber has not entered an operation agreement with Gateway Airport and is not allowed to drop off or pick up passengers at the airport. 

According to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, Mesa officers will cite Uber drivers for trespassing on airport property.

As of Tuesday afternoon, Mesa police told ABC15 they have not issued any citations. 

“We are hopeful that Uber will choose to legally operate here at Gateway Airport and agree to observe the same rules and regulations that every other ground transportation company has found success following,” said Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Executive Director, J. Brian O’Neill. 

Lyft drivers and riders are not impacted as the ride share company has entered into an agreement with the airport.

Uber released the following statement on Tuesday afternoon: "We require our driver partners to follow the rules and regulations that govern authorized airport picks-ups and drop-offs while on active trips. Uber has successfully put agreements in place with hundreds of airports across the country including Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and Tucson International Airport."