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Friday, November 30, 2018 at 7:25 AM - For Immediate Release

New Pick-up Location for App-Based Ride Services in Terminal B at Sacramento International Airport

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Due to the increase in passenger volume and app-based ride service operations (Uber, Lyft, Wingz, etc.) at Sacramento International Airport, a new location for pick-up in Terminal B has been established. Beginning Friday, November 30, app-based ride service pick-up will be located adjacent to Hourly Lot B.

The previous location for pick-ups allowed for only a limited number of vehicles to be stopped at the curb at any given time. This caused significant traffic backups for all customers utilizing Terminal B. The new location will accommodate a larger volume of cars and will help reduce traffic congestion for curbside passenger pick-up.

“We are always looking for ways to improve customer experience at SMF,” says Samantha Mott, Sacramento County Department of Airports Spokeswoman. “This change will allow for easier pick-up for app based ride services and reduce traffic congestion.”

In approximately a year’s time, the Airport has experienced;

An increase of total passenger volume of 10%
An increase of app-based ride service operations of 64%
An average of approx. 3,000 app-based ride service trips per day
An increase in other ground transportation (taxi, shuttle, limo, etc.) of 15%

Temporary directional signage will be in place while the airport assesses more permanent options. The attached map highlights the new pick-up location in yellow. 



The Sacramento County Department of Airports is responsible for planning, developing, operating and maintaining the county’s four airports: Sacramento International Airport, Executive Airport, Mather Airport and Franklin Field. Sacramento International Airport offers more than 155 daily nonstop flights on 12 domestic and international carriers to 36 destinations. The regional economic impact of the Sacramento County Department of Airports is more than $4 billion annually. For more information, visit