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Zipcar Adds Seven New Airport Locations in the United States

Car Rental & Rail | Donald Wood | May 01, 2015

Zipcar Adds Seven New Airport Locations in the United States

Photo courtesy of Zipcar

The concept of a car sharing service sounded outlandish just a few years ago, but the growth of companies like Zipcar has helped the service blossom into one of the fastest growing parts of the car rental industry.

According to Zipcar, the company has once again expanded, this time to seven new airports, including Augusta Regional Airport, Griffiss International Airport, Monterey Regional Airport, Newport News /Williamsburg International Airport, Orlando International Airport, Tampa International Airport and Tri-State Airport.

With the addition of the new airports to Zipcar’s already extensive list of partners, the company now boasts relationships with over 50 airports across the United States. Zipcars can be found in the company’s branded parking spaces at participating airports.

Some of the vehicles available for rent include the Volkswagen Golf, Toyota Prius and Ford Focus.

Zipcar President Kaye Ceille released a statement about what makes Zipcar such an interesting option for people who travel a lot or don’t want to own a vehicle:

“Zipcar makes it easier than ever to live without owning a car, and that includes providing a simple and convenient way to get around when you travel by air. Whether you are in town for a short business trip, or you're stuck at an airport for a long layover, Zipcar offers the flexibility and freedom to explore the surrounding area on your time and in your way.”

While it is true that Zipcar users have to pay a membership fee and the cost of a rental car—prices start at $9 per hour or $69 a day—the cost includes gas, insurance and 180 miles per day, something many other rental companies do not offer.

The addition of seven new airports brings the company’s total number of vehicles to over 10,000, but it is the fact that the company allows renters to be 21 years old instead of the traditional 25 years old that has made this business model a success with younger people.

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