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Ride-hailing app Lyft now an option from Gulfport airport

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

Passengers at the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport will now have the option to use the ride-hailing app Lyft to catch a ride from the airport.

The airport authority approved an agreement Thursday with Lyft to allow the company’s drivers to pick up passengers at the airport. In the past, Lyft drivers could only drop off passengers at the airport.

"We are excited to receive our operating permit from the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport and look forward to bringing Lyft's affordable, reliable rides to GPT in the very near future," said Don Griffin, Lyft's Business Development Manager.

Teckie Hinkebein, Director of Marketing at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, said Lyft will pay a pick-up fee of $3 to the airport authority for each pickup.

Another popular ride-hailing app, Uber, is still not permitted to pick up passengers from the airport, but Hinkebein said the company has been in discussion with the airport authority.

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