Survey: Travelers booking private cars more frequently


CHICAGO, IL – Almost 21 percent of travelers are booking private cars to and from the airports more frequently when compared to three years ago, according to surveys conducted by GO Airport Express.

Twenty-two percent of 490 respondents say they always (eight percent) or frequently (15 percent) book private cars. Of those who use other means of airport transportation: 38 percent say they sometimes book private cars and 38 percent reply “never.” Forty-nine percent said the amount of times they book private cars has not changed over the past three years.

“Twenty percent is a significant increase and could have a major positive impact on the ground transportation business,” says John McCarthy, president, GO Airport Express. “This tells us that despite the popularity of newer ride-share services, many prefer the convenience of pre-booking airport transportation provided by established companies offering safe, experienced, professionally trained drivers.”