Expanded offering and enhanced functionality makes it easier for travellers on the go to fuel up before takeoff
TORONTO, Oct. 6, 2021 /CNW/ – Toronto Pearson and Uber Eats today announced an expanded offering that now allows travellers and airport workers to order Starbucks and pick it up when it’s ready using the Uber Eats app for iOS or Android. There are now more than 20 restaurants across Terminals 1 and 3 that are available for Uber Eats users to skip the line and order for pickup including A&W, Subway, Fionn MacCool’s, The Hearth, Twist and Caplansky’s Deli. Canada’s largest airport and the food platform pioneer also today announced enhanced functionality that will make ordering from restaurants at Toronto Pearson using Uber Eats even easier. The Uber Eats app now automatically detects when a user is at Toronto Pearson and brings up a screen that lets them know food is available for pickup at the airport. Users can then select the area they’re in and choose from any of the available restaurants near their location. Restaurants are also clearly labeled by section for easy navigation.
Today’s announcement marks the latest evolution in a world’s-first partnership between Toronto Pearson and Uber Eats, originally announced in 2019. In addition to the convenience that Uber Eats at Toronto Pearson offers to users, avoiding lineups when picking up food helps create a safer experience that reduces physical contact—an important consideration during the COVID-19 pandemic—and saves time for airport workers and passengers alike.
“This ground-breaking partnership is proof positive that maintaining a strong focus on health and cultivating a convenient airport experience are not mutually exclusive concepts,” says Giovanna Verrilli, Director, Commercial Development at the Greater Toronto Airports Authority. “We look forward to continuing to work with Uber Eats to increase choice and convenience for passengers and airport workers as this partnership grows.”
“In April, Uber Eats launched pickup on mobile orders at Toronto Pearson to create a safer, contactless experience, and save time for workers and passengers conducting essential travel,” says Lola Kassim, General Manager of Uber Eats Canada. “Now as more Canadians are travelling, we’re happy to offer more restaurant options for users, and begin implementing this innovative offering at other airports in North America.”
About the Greater Toronto Airports Authority
The Greater Toronto Airports Authority is the operator of Toronto – Lester B. Pearson International Airport, Canada’s largest airport and a vital connector of people, businesses and goods. Toronto Pearson has been named “Best Large Airport in North America serving more than 40 million passengers” for four years in a row by Airports Council International (ACI), the global trade representative of the world’s airports. In recognition of its Healthy Airport program, ACI also awarded Toronto Pearson the “Best hygiene measures in North America” award, and Toronto Pearson was the first Canadian airport to receive ACI’s global health accreditation for its response to COVID-19.