FlightCar Continues Expansion by Adding Portland Airport

Photo courtesy of FlightCar.
Photo courtesy of FlightCar.

Peer-to-peer carsharing company FlightCar has expanded its operations to include Portland International Airport (PDX). It also recently opened at San Diego International Airport (SAN).

Currently operating at airports in San Francisco, San Jose, Los Angeles, Boston, Seattle, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Dallas, Austin and Oakland, FlightCar provides its customers with free airport parking as well as the chance to 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, says the company.
“We’re excited to bring FlightCar to Portland,” said Rujul Zaparde, FlightCar co-founder and CEO. “Today we’re launching at Portland International Airport to build on the momentum we’re seeing in our other cities.”

FlightCar service includes free pick up and drop off in a town car for both owners and renters, says the company. 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, according to the company.

“If you park your vehicle with FlightCar, you are completely covered in any situation,” said Kevin Petrovic, FlightCar co-founder and president. “We provide $1,000,000 in primary liability coverage for you, with no deductible. We also cover the full value of the car in case of collision/damage/theft. Your personal insurance coverage is never on the hook. ...”

Since its launch, FlightCar has continued to expand and has the financial backing and endorsement of several investors, including GGV Capital, Airbnb Co-Founder Brian Chesky and Seacrest Global Group.

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