United Airlines Debuts Its Ride-Sharing App At Newark Airport
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This past December, United Airlines announced its $120-million investment to make Terminal C one of the most high-tech and comfortable Terminals. And today, the airline launched its ride-sharing app to make affordable and eco-friendly transportation an option at Newark International Airport. The program is called Eco-Skies and is a part of United Airline’s Partnership with Brooklyn ride-sharing startup Bandwagon.
Passengers who arrive in Terminal C (United Airlines’ terminal) can enter their destinations on a ride-sharing app (downloadable here), which then searches for convenient transportation matching other passengers. Once a match is made, it is broadcasted alongside United Eco-Skies advertising on responsive displays throughout the baggage claim area. After that, passengers will be directed to a meet-up spot and split fares right on the app. “Reducing United’s emissions and helping our customers reduce theirs is one of the best ways we can act responsibly as a global airline,” said Angela Foster-Rice, United’s Managing Director of Environmental Affairs and Sustainability.
The ride-sharing app is a win-win idea since it not only helps passengers save both money and time, but also helps traffic at Newark Airport to be smoother. Also, by reducing the total vehicle miles travelled, United Airline’s Passengers will help to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, fuel consumption, and congestion associated with single-occupancy vehicle transportation.