We’re excited to bring FlightCar to Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and Dallas...We’re launching three markets at once to build on the momentum we’re seeing in our other cities.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 19, 2014
FlightCar (http://www.flightcar.com), the world’s first peer-to-peer car sharing company to operate at airports, announced today it has expanded operations to include Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), Dallas Love Field (DAL), and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).
FlightCar, which already operates in four other major U.S. cities: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, and Seattle, enables its customers to enjoy free airport parking and earn extra cash by renting out their unused cars to other approved members. FlightCar pays car owners when their car is rented, based on the mileage the car is driven. The company has seen impressive growth in the past year since its launch and has the financial backing and endorsement of many high-profile investors, including GGV Capital, General Catalyst Partners, Airbnb Co-Founder Brian Chesky, and Ryan Seacrest. Travelers can expect to see FlightCar opening in more cities across the nation in the near future.
“We’re excited to bring FlightCar to Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and Dallas,” said FlightCar Co-Founder & CEO, Rujul Zaparde. “Our newest location near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) is our fastest-growing to-date. And today, we’re launching three markets at once to build on the momentum we’re seeing in our other cities.”
FlightCar service includes free drop off and pick up in a town car for both owners and renters. Customers get the benefit of free airport parking and a car wash - even if FlightCar does not rent out their vehicle. FlightCar's rates vary depending on the year, make, and model, but for renters, the fees are consistently 40-50% lower than those of typical rental car companies. Additionally, FlightCar insures each vehicle for up to $1M on property and liability, offering protection for owners and renters alike.
Kevin Petrovic, FlightCar Co-Founder & President, clarified, “If you list your vehicle with FlightCar, you are completely covered. There is no deductible. Your personal insurance coverage is never on the hook. We cover $1,000,000 in liability for you, per incident, and that is primary coverage in case of any incident. We also cover the full value of the car in case of collision/damage, and that is also primary, with no deductible. We cover every penny of damage. Every time.”
FlightCar is the world’s first peer-to-peer car sharing company to operate at airports. FlightCar’s service helps people rent their car to other travelers and make extra cash instead of leaving their car unused at the airport. Backed by influential investors such as Ashton Kutcher, Alexis Ohanian, and Ryan Seacrest, the company is headstrong on pioneering the sharing economy. So far FlightCar has expanded to SFO, BOS, LAX, and SEA, with plenty of other airports in its sights. FlightCar’s founders are recent Harvard and Princeton dropouts, and the company has graduated from two accelerators: Y Combinator and The Brandery. Vine Street Ventures and Great Oaks Venture Capital are also investors in the company. Follow FlightCar on Twitter or connect on Facebook.