Peer-to-peer carsharing company FlightCar has expanded its operations to include San Jose International Airport (SJC). The company now serves travelers at all of California’s Bay Area airports.
Currently operating at airports in San Francisco, 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 thrilled to add San Jose to the FlightCar roster,” said Rujul Zaparde, FlightCar co-founder and CEO. “Silicon Valley is, of course, one of the most sharing-friendly regions in the country. We’re excited to finally be near all Bay Area airports, while increasing our airport count to 10.”
FlightCar service includes free drop off and pick up 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,” said Kevin Petrovic, FlightCar co-founder and president. “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. ...”
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.