Score one for Lyft.
The Los Angeles mayor's office announced Tuesday that the ride-hailing company will begin making pick-ups from Los Angeles Airport as of Wednesday morning, Dec. 23. In doing so, it beat Uber to the punch as the first ride-hailing company to secure a partnership with LAX. Nothing like sticking it to the competition right before the holidays.
"To celebrate this partnership, we're giving everyone $5 off two rides to or from the airport," Lyft wrote on its website. "To get your credit, enter the code below in the 'Payment' section of the app."
Although Lyft secured a license for its service at LAX, the airport will still offer its regular taxi, shuttles and FlyAway services to travelers coming and going. Lyft is paying the city $4 for every pick up.
"As we continue rebuilding nearly every terminal at the airport, and work to bring rail to LAX, our passengers deserve access to all available options to ensure they have an excellent experience," LA Mayor Eric Garcetti said in a press release statement.
During pick-ups, Lyft users can request a ride and head to the airport's upper Departures level. LAX will have Ride Service signs set up to help locate your driver, although you can simply call him or her. Drop-offs at the airport will work the same, using the app to verify your location and request a ride.
Nice get for Lyft ... especially during the busy traveling season of the holidays.