Lyft allowed to pick up passengers at Los Angeles International Airport

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Beginning Wednesday, Lyft will be allowed to pick up passengers at Los Angeles International Airport just in time for the holidays.

Beginning Wednesday, Lyft will be allowed to pick up passengers at Los Angeles International Airport just in time for the holidays.

Previously, the ride-hailing service could only drop people off. The company will pay the airport $4 per trip.

It's part of an agreement the city approved earlier this year.

"As we continue rebuilding nearly every terminal at the airport, and work to bring rail to LAX, our passengers deserve access to all available options to ensure they have an excellent experience," Mayor Eric Garcetti said.

To celebrate the deal, Lyft is offering $5 off two rides to or from LAX. Just use the payment code "FLY2015" from now until Jan. 1.

Lyft will have six designated pickup locations on the upper level at LAX.

Meantime, Uber, Lyft's rival, is working to obtain a permit to operate its ride-hailing services, like UberX, at LAX.

Two other companies, Wingz and Opoli, are also applying for permits, according to airport officials.

The Los Angeles City Council voted earlier this year to grant ride-hailing companies the same airport access as taxis, shuttles and other transportation services.

City News Service and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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