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The purpose of this blog is to compile airport parking news as well as airport news and airline news in one place for our parking customers as well as those in the parking industry. The following articles and press releases on the airport, airline, and parking industry are from various news sources and the links will take you to the source's web site:

Thursday, November 5, 2015

How Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing is Disrupting the Airport

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How Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing is Disruptive to Airports

Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing is Disrupting Entrenched Airport Businesses

We have touched on disruptive innovations that are affecting airports in the past including two posts in September:
Based on Uber in the title, you can guess that both articles cover how ride sharing is disruptive to existing airport businesses including taxis, buses, etc. They do touch on Car Sharing, but in terms of how companies like Zip Car have affected rental car operations at the airport.
Today's lead story covers the re-branding of RelayRides as Turo to better position their brand for international expansion. If you have never heard of RealyRides, they are a peer-to-peer car sharing service based in San Francisco. If you are a regular reader of InstaParking news, you may remember our coverage of Flightcar. Or, you may have heard of GetAround, another peer-to-peer car sharing competitor.The basic idea is that when you get to the airport instead of paying for parking, you hand your keys over to someone who rents your car. In this scenario, the airport loses rental car revenue and parking revenue. It will be interesting to see how this plays out in the coming months. 
Read more about Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing on InstaParking.com.

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