Wingz Announces $1 Ride Promotion for New Customers in Austin

Wingz Will Donate $1 of Every Ride to Caritas of Austin

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wingz,
a peer-to-peer, private car service that offers pre-scheduled, flat-rate
rides with a trusted personal driver, today announced the company is
offering a $1 promotion to first-time customers in Austin, TX through
July 1st. The cost for qualified rides during this promotional period
will be $1 for the first 20 miles; rides longer than 20 miles will cost
an additional $2/mile. For every ride booked by first-time users during
the promotion, Wingz will donate the $1 fare to Caritas
of Austin
, a local nonprofit organization providing housing, food,
education, and employment services.

“We’re grateful for Wingz’s contribution because it affirms the
company’s mission to strengthen the communities where they do business
by partnering with local organizations,” said Jo Kathryn Quinn,
Executive Director, Caritas of Austin.

“We’re excited to offer this promotion and raise money for a great
cause,” said Chris Brandon, CEO, Wingz. “We want to leverage our
momentum in Austin, by extending a unique offering to new users and help
Caritas of Austin’s work to make homelessness rare, brief, and
non-recurring.”

While Wingz began as a personal ride service to and from the airport,
riders can also schedule point-to-point rides throughout the greater
Austin area.

“Wingz is really like having a trusted personal driver—whenever and
wherever you need it,” said Chris Brandon, CEO, Wingz. “It’s more
reliable than on-demand because you book in advance and the flat-rate
price you’re quoted is the price you’ll pay. You can even request a
favorite driver for future rides.”

Though the $1 promotion is valid for new rider bookings in Austin
through July 1st, the rides can be scheduled up to 60 days in advance,
covering summer holiday travel and events through August 29th. Airport
pick-ups and drop-offs to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)
must be booked two hours in advance; all other rides in the greater
Austin area require just one hour. For full details of the promotion,
visit wingz.com/austin.

Wingz—backed by Expedia, Altimeter Capital, and Salesforce.com CEO Marc
Benioff—is currently available in 10 markets and 18 airports. Unlike
other rideshare companies, Wingz is not an on-demand car service—riders
can schedule their rides up to two months in advance. Wingz takes rider
and passenger safety very seriously and is in compliance with the city
of Austin’s fingerprinting requirement. Wingz drivers are handpicked,
vetted, and provided with a $1M liability insurance policy. Wingz
launched at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) on May 9, 2016.

For more information on Caritas of Austin, visit caritasofaustin.org.
For more information on Wingz’s promotion, go to wingz.com/austin.

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About Wingz

Wingz takes the hassle out of getting to and from the airport with
pre-booked, flat-rate, private rides that put control in the hands of
the traveler. In addition, our new WingzAround service—currently in
Beta—offers private transportation beyond airports and is available in
the greater Austin area, with plans for expansion to other cities. The
Wingz app-based scheduling platform connects travelers with local
drivers for a seamless and personal experience, free of surge pricing
and other surprises. Wingz drivers are handpicked, vetted, and provided
with a $1M liability insurance policy. Backed by Expedia, Altimeter
Capital, and Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff, Wingz has become the
trusted airport ride service of choice for more than 20,000 frequent
business and leisure travelers. To book your next ride, download our app
or visit wingz.com.

Contacts

For Wingz
Noe Sacoco, 408-340-8130
noe@lmgpr.com