Travel News: Free Downtown Shuttle Service Offered by GO Airport Express

For Immediate Release: Chicago (December 16, 2009) — GO Airport Express, Chicago’s premier ground transportation company, is now offering hotel guests free shuttle service to local destinations contingent upon the purchase of a return ticket from the hotel to O’Hare or Midway airports. 

“Out-of-towners are often intimidated about getting around downtown Chicago, and taxi fares can be expensive,” says John McCarthy, president of GO Airport Express.  “We want visitors to take full advantage of the myriad attractions this city has to offer; and free shuttle transportation makes it easier, less expensive and more enjoyable for them.” 

The Winter Holiday Shuttle program runs from December 11, 2009 through January 3, 2010 and is available from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.  Hotel guests must book the service through their hotel concierge or front desk staff and provide proof of a GO Airport Express return purchase.  Service area boundaries are:  north to Division; west to Ashland and south to 26th street, including the Museum Campus.

GO Airport Express currently transports more than one million passengers annually to and from Chicago’s O’Hare and Midway Airports.  Its door-to-door services are offered to and from downtown Chicago, as well as most Chicago neighborhoods and its surrounding suburbs. GO Airport Express is a “green” ground transportation option; with six people on board, a van uses only 30 percent of the fuel that six cars would use and creates 54 percent fewer carbon emissions.  The company also is a founding member for GO Airport Shuttle, offering transportation from airports worldwide.  For more information or to book transportation online visit www.airportexpress.com.

Contact: Dyana Flanigan
dkflanigan@hodgeschindler.com
312.666.6662