Lyft is now officially operating at McCarran Airport in Las Vegas, making it the first car-hailing service to do so. This comes about a week after the Clark County Commission said Lyft and Uber could begin the application process for temporary licenses at McCarran, and about a month after the Nevada Transportation Authority gave both Uber and Lyft permits to operate in the city.
“We’re proud to be the first ridesharing partner of McCarran International Airport,” a Lyft spokesperson said in a statement. “Lyft’s launch in Vegas was one of our biggest yet, and collaborating with key stakeholders like LAS is an important part of continuing to grow the Lyft Las Vegas community. We want to thank the Clark County Commission and staff, LAS Executive Director Vassiliadis and airport staff for embracing the benefits Lyft brings to travelers.”
Uber has yet to officially offer rides to and from McCarran Airport, but says it’s dedicated to serving both riders and drivers at the airport in Las Vegas, and “continuing a thorough process with Airport Officials,” Uber Nevada General Manager Jason Radisson said in a statement provided to TechCrunch. “Our priority is to reach a resolution that ensures rider and driver safety along with the best user experience, as quickly as possible.”