Lyft launches service at Capital Region International Airport

Company is first ride-sharing operation to serve local air travelers

LANSING – Ride-sharing service Lyft has expanded its local operations to include picking up and dropping off passengers at Capital Region International Airport (LAN).

San Francisco-based Lyft, which entered the Greater Lansing market on Aug. 11, becomes the first ride-share service authorized to operate at the airport.

“We’re pleased to add Lyft to the roster of ground transportation service providers at Capital Region International Airport,” said Nicole Noll-Williams, the airport’s director of marketing and passenger development. “We pride ourselves on the convenience we offer mid-Michigan fliers, and Lyft service is another way the airport is making travel simplified.”

Lyft, in business since June 2012, offers a mobile phone application that facilitates peer-to-peer ridesharing by connecting passengers who need a ride with drivers who have a car. Passengers who want a ride open the app and request one from a nearby driver. Ride costs are based on distance, and payment is made through the app via credit card or PayPal.

Lyft began serving the Lansing region, including much of Ingham County and parts of Eaton and Clinton counties, last month.

“Locals and visitors in Lansing have already embraced Lyft, and we’re thrilled to bring its safe, convenient rides to travelers through Capital Region International Airport,” said Kirk Safford, Lyft’s manager of airports and venues. “We’d like to thank President and CEO Bob Selig and his staff for their commitment to expanding access to modern transportation options like Lyft to the airport.”

More information about Lyft and its Lansing service is available at www.lyft.com/cities/lansing.

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