CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Zipcar, Inc., the world's leading car sharing network, today announced it is expanding its airport access to eight new airports in North America, bringing convenience, freedom and a little zip to air travel. With this expansion, Zipcar is extending its award-winning member experience from city streets and college campuses to airport parking lots, giving Zipcar members on-demand access to nearly 10,000 vehicles in 20 cities, at over 300 universities and now in 11 airports, including:
- Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
- Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)
- Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
- Palm Beach International Airport (PBI)
- Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
- Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
- Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC)
- Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)
The addition of these eight airports comes on the heels of Zipcar's launch at Newark Liberty (EWR), LaGuardia (LGA) and John F. Kennedy (JFK) airports last month. Nearly two out of three (64 percent) of respondents to a March 2013 Zipcar member survey indicated they were "likely" or "very likely" to use Zipcar at an airport (if available).
"For the past decade, Zipcar has been delivering on our brand promise of 'wheels when you want them' to members where they live and work. Now Zipcars are available for members where they travel," said Zipcar President Mark Norman. "For short trips where time is money, Zipcar's on-demand access and fast returns make it an ideal way to get members where they need to be."
A wide variety of Zipcars, including Mazda 3's, Toyota Prius and Ford Focus models, are located in Zipcar-branded parking spaces adjacent to the Avis Car Rental pick-up facility at each participating airport. Zipsters can hit the road immediately after exiting a flight, without any paperwork, lines or extra fees, and enjoy additional time saving amenities such as EZPass readers (where available) for tolls.
The Zipcars in airport locations can be reserved by all Zipcar members ages 21 and up, including residents of those areas near the airport locations, as well as those traveling to the airport. As with all Zipcar reservations, gas, insurance and 180 miles per day are included. Zipcar vehicles travel round trip, so require pick up and returns to the same location.
Patrick Crowley, a Zipcar member, recently reserved a Zipcar from Newark Liberty International Airport when traveling on business. "As a very busy project manager, speed matters, and that's part of the reason I rely on Zipcar," said Crowley. "I can't say enough great things about Zipcar's new airport availability, and I plan to use it often when I travel. When I picked up my Zipcar at Newark, I just walked to my car, swiped it and was on my way. It's also nice to not have to wait to check my car back in when I return."
The cost to reserve Zipcar vehicles in airport locations starts from $9-$12 per hour or from $69-$89 per day, depending on the location, type of vehicle and the plan of the member reserving the vehicle. Reservations for all cars are available starting today. For more information on Zipcar's airport locations, please visit www.zipcar.com/airports. For more information on joining Zipcar as an individual or business, please visit www.zipcar.com.
Zipcar is the world's leading car sharing network with operations in urban areas and college campuses throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Spain and Austria. Zipcar offers more than 30 makes and models of self-service vehicles by the hour or day to residents and businesses looking for smart, simple and convenient solutions to their urban and campus transportation needs. Zipcar is a subsidiary of Avis Budget Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: CAR), a global leader in car sharing and vehicle rental services. More information is available at www.zipcar.com.