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John G. Diefenbaker Airport

Information for driver-partners

Riders at YXE can request Uber when leaving the airport. Learn how to receive these trip requests and get in on the action.


Uber at YXE

Riders at YXE can request Uber when leaving the airport. Here are a few things to keep in mind.

  • Driver cancellations: Trip cancellations can take away from the great Uber experience that both riders and driver-partners expect. Please remember that driver-partners who improperly use the app and intentionally disrupt the service, including excessively canceling rides or asking riders to cancel rides, may lose the ability to receive trip requests to and from the airport through the Uber Driver app.

  • Ground transportation and airport security staff: Airport rules are as important as traffic rules. Airports expect Driver-partners to follow the instructions of the airport staff.

  • Trade dress: The Uber vehicle decal (trade dress) must always be displayed on the front windshield on the passenger side and rear windshield on the driver side facing outward. Driver-partners can obtain this Uber decal by mail by using this form.

Airport fees

All pickups and dropoffs at YXE will now have a $2.00 surcharge automatically added to the rider's fare. This surcharge will be remitted to the airport by Uber. Your agreement has been updated to reflect this change and it will not impact your earnings.

Rules and regulations

Per airport regulations, driver-partners must adhere to the terms in the latest addendum. Failure to do so may result in the receipt of a citation or even restriction of access to airport trips and a $250 fine. Please note that Uber will not pay for any citations that driver-partners may incur.

How pickup requests work

Pickups at YXE

It's easy to receive trip requests from riders leaving the airport. The dedicated pickup location is located at the Public (outer) curb near Door 1.

Based on feedback from YXE, please be mindful of:

  • Waiting in the areas in and around airport grounds and avoid loitering at the terminal curb.
  • Respecting the waiting areas of taxi or shuttle operators.
  • Meeting your rider in designated rideshare pickup zone
  • If the airport is crowded, consider contacting your rider using the Uber driver app to confirm their exact location

Waiting for requests

You‘ll only get trip requests at the airport when you’re located in the waiting lot (Cell phone lot). Once you enter the lot, you’ll be placed in a virtual queue where the first driver to enter will be the first to receive a trip request.

Dropoffs at the airport

How dropoff requests work

Uber is a reliable option for travellers heading to the airport.

When you’re dropping off a rider at the airport, follow the signage to the Departures/Arrivals area.

Drop your rider off on the Public (outer) curb near Door 1. Do not enter the inside commercial curb area.


We've launched the Rematch feature at this airport. To qualify for Rematch, you must first complete a dropoff at the airport. Rematch then allows any driver-partner who just completed an airport dropoff to receive a pickup request without having to wait in the Waiting Area.

If you don’t receive a request within a few moments, this means there are no Rematch trips available and you should go to the waiting area if you would like to wait for a request.

Please note that waiting around the terminal will not increase your chances of receiving a Rematch. If available, Rematch will only occur a few moments after you complete an airport dropoff.

Airport regulations prohibit loitering in the terminal area. Idling at the curb may result in a citation from airport authorities.

YXE map

To receive trip requests at John G. Diefenbaker Airport (YXE), your vehicle must be in the airport waiting lot (Cell Phone lot)

Once you accept a trip request, follow signs towards the Terminal. The pickup location at John G. Diefenbaker Airport is located at the Public (outer) curb near Door 1. The area is marked with blue rideshare signs.

Click here for a full size map.

Airport surcharges

Riders fees

Rideshare drivers

This airport charges a $3.15 fee for all TNC pickups and drop-offs. This fee is in addition to the $1.55 booking fee and is charged directly to the rider. Uber coordinates repayment of this fee directly to the airport.

To learn more about these fees and regulations, please reference Port Ordinance 4255 as adopted by the Board of Port Commissioners.

Commercial drivers

Commercial drivers using UberBLACK and UberSUV maintain their own airport permits. Because of this, there is no surcharge added to these premium trips.

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