An app that says it is the first to offer a food and retail delivery service within airport terminals went live at Baltimore-Washington airport this week.

Airport Sherpa will deliver food within 15 to 45 minutes, and the app is programmed to know when a flight is delayed, a gate location changes or a connection is altered.

Flyers departing out of any of Baltimore's five terminals can order from restaurants in their own terminal or in one of the other terminals.

The app also enables users to order food for pick-up or delivery up to a week in advance.

"This app will give travelers access to hundreds of stores across terminals right at their fingertips," Airport Sherpa co-founder Patrick DellaValle said in a statement.

A screenshot of the Airport Sherpa app.
A screenshot of the Airport Sherpa app.

At Baltimore, Airport Sherpa is partnering with AirMall, which runs the airport's retail concessions. Airport Sherpa said it plans to expand to 10 to 15 other major U.S. airports by the end of 2018, though a spokesperson declined to disclose which ones.

Delivery fees range from $3.99 to $7.99, depending on the distance from the vendor to the recipient; there is no charge for pick-up orders. The app itself is free to download from the App Store.

Airport Sherpa is the first of two airport delivery service apps scheduled for launch this summer. The app AtYourGate is scheduled to launch at San Diego Airport in August.


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