a community for travelers to find each other and share rides to and from
the airport, has launched today in New York City. It is the most
affordable and direct way to reach John F. Kennedy International, La
Guardia and Newark Liberty International airports from anywhere in
Shairporter matches travelers between neighborhoods and airports so they
can arrange to share a taxi or black town car. Using their Facebook
account, passengers can log-on to the website and post a ride to find
other passengers going to or from the airport on the same day and at the
same time. Shairporter retains the users’ Facebook privacy settings and
also allows them to view profiles to choose their ride-share companions.
Matched passengers decide on a location to meet and hail a cab or
coordinate a black car service pickup for both and then split the fare,
saving time and money. Shairporter users avoid the hassle of
transferring subways, buses or shuttles as well as its inevitable delays.
“Shairporter not only provides a more affordable, efficient alternative
for passengers, but it also reduces the region’s energy consumption of
11 million gallons of gas per year and mitigates traffic congestion. 30
million single passenger cab and limo trips are taken each year; this is
only likely to increase as the number of air passengers grows at an
expected 20 percent by 2020,” said Founder and CEO Winston Wu.
“Carpooling, not taxi hailing apps, is the missing link in New York’s
ground transportation system. We believe Shairporter can help fill that
gap, starting with how we get to or from the airport. Cabs are about 25%
of airport travel, so we allow users to share rides and reduce their
costs while increasing rides and fares for the industry. We’re here to
work with both the passenger and the taxi industry.”
In addition, with the upcoming holiday season, there’s a big opportunity
to find friends with one or two degrees of separation to share with.
Shairporter is encouraging passengers to post rides via its website.
Those traveling for Thanksgiving can participate in the “Free
Fare for All” campaign, where all rides shared on Wednesday,
November 21st will be fully paid for by Shairporter.
To learn more about Shairporter, please visit www.shairporter.com.
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Shairporter is a community for travelers to find each other and share
rides (taxis and black car service) to and from the airports. It seeks
to provide the best social transit experience to the community.
Shairporter makes sharing rides with friendly and trustworthy people
easy through its website. Visit the Shairporter website
page to share your fare with fellow New Yorkers.
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