Separate from state and local regulatory agencies, airport authorities have the ability to regulate commercial activity taking place on airport property, including ridesharing. Generally, in order to operate at airports, rideshare platform companies are required to enter into agreements or obtain permits prepared and enforced by each individual airport authority. These agreements vary by airport and often require rideshare platform companies to report information such as monthly trip volumes (airport pickups and dropoffs). Many agreements additionally require Uber to report when vehicles enter and exit the airport area; where vehicles pick up and drop off within the airport area; and/or each vehicle’s license plate number.
2020 airport requests
The tables below show the number of riders and drivers affected by airport reporting requirements for our rideshare platform in the US.
Please note: values reported have been rounded.
Frequently asked questions
- How are reporting requirements for airports determined?
Reporting requirements are most often negotiated as part of an airport operating agreement. Each airport authority independently determines the information it wants reported to them.
- Do airports require information about which products people are using (such as UberX vs. Uber Black)?
Yes, some ask to have information broken out by ride option type or the regulatory framework that each vehicle is operating under.
- Do airports get the same information from taxis, limousines, and livery providers?
Rideshare platform companies are often subject to additional requirements that involve data sharing, compared with taxis, limousines, and livery providers.
- Do airports disclose the information they receive to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)?
Airport authorities don’t tell us what they do with the information we provide.