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Ride-sharing app Via launches carpools to LaGuardia and JFK

Via is expanding its ride-sharing service to two New York City major airports.   Airport trips are about to be cheaper as the on-demand car service expands beyond Manhattan

Low-cost ride-sharing app Via is expanding beyond Manhattan. Starting Thursday, the service will begin shuttling New Yorkers to and from LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International airports.

"Riders have been consistently asking us for airport trips for quite a while," said Alex Lavoie, Via's general manager for New York. "Given the demand for riders to take taxi trips to the airport, we expect that it will be quite a popular service."

But trips to the airport will cost Via users more than what they're accustomed to. Via has been charging $5 to $7 per ride in Manhattan. A trip from Manhattan to LaGuardia will cost $24.95, while a ride between Manhattan and JFK will run $39.95. And any additional passengers in the car will pay $5 a piece. Tolls are split evenly among all passengers.


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