Lyft has become the first ride-sharing company to begin licensed service at Los Angeles International Airport.

The company began pick-ups and drop-offs at LAX on Wednesday.

The move came after an August vote of the Los Angeles City Council that paved the way for Lyft and its main rival, Uber, to apply for licensed operations at LAX.

“Tomorrow, we will have ‘Lyft-off’ at LAX, giving our passengers what they have been asking for, another safe and convenient way to get to and from the airport," Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said in a statement Tuesday.

Under its license, Lyft will pay LAX $4 per trip. Pick-ups and drop-offs will take place on the upper departure level. Drivers must follow holding-area rules designed to reduce congestion in the central terminal area.

According to the Los Angeles Times, a typical taxi ride from the airport to downtown costs $50, while a ride with Lyft is expected to cost closer to $30.

Uber has also negotiated with airport authorities for a license to do business there, according to the Times.

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