LONDON, July 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
- AirPortr luggage transfer service launches at Gatwick Airport
- Passengers can now travel without their luggage to and from the airport
- Affordable service can be booked in advance or on the day of travel
Gatwick passengers can now take advantage of the same-day, on demand luggage service which provides bag-free travel to and from their home, workplace or holiday destination within London, Gatwick and surrounding/ connecting London corridor*.
AirPortr's team of concierges and drivers collect and deliver passengers' often burdensome baggage between their location and the airport within hours and at a time suited to them. Passengers can now travel bag-free, resulting in quicker, lighter and stress free journeys.
Departing travellers with an afternoon or evening flight can be free to make the most of their departure day, leaving it later before making the journey to the airport as they no longer have to factor in extra time carrying their heavy luggage.
Arriving passengers offload their bags with the AirPortr team when they land and travel straight to their destination, avoiding carrying luggage around with them all day.
AirPortr's service is priced deliberately as an 'affordable luxury'. For example, two bags whatever their size or weight delivered to or from the airport into Central London costs only £30.
The luggage delivery service can be booked in advance or on the day of travel (http://www.portr.com).
Gatwick Product Manager for Premium and Business Services Toby Tait said:
"Gatwick is always striving to make our passengers' travel through our airport quick, convenient and hassle-free.
The arrival of AirPortr now means that the convenience our passengers experience at the airport extends to their travel to and from Gatwick. Carrying heavy bags on the journey to and from the airport can now be a thing of the past for our passengers."
Head of Customer Experience at Portr Chris Walsh said:
"Since launching the AirPortr experience we have overwhelmingly seen how the service literally changes the way people now plan and make their journeys.
Of course we are in the business of same day luggage delivery and ensuring your bags travel when and where you want them, but really AirPortr is all about the time and convenience aspect of the service that we in reality aspire to deliver.
More time to do what you want and need to do versus having your luggage inconveniently dictating your itinerary i.e. what we like to think is truly travelling with 'Luggage Freedom'."
Notes to Editors
- AirPortr's team of dedicated concierges can be found in Gatwick South Terminal
- AirPortr will be operational in Gatwick North Terminal later on this year
- The AirPortr service is priced as following:
- £15 to/from Gatwick Airport to the local area
- £25 to/from Gatwick Airport to central London
- £35 to/from Gatwick Airport to outer London*.
- Each additional bag costs £5 (with no size or weight restrictions**).
- All luggage can be booked and delivered in hours; GPS tracked in real time from a user's smartphone; each booking is covered for £10,000; no amendment or cancellation fees; customers receive delivery updates by text/ email**.
* Please refer to website and the postcode search to check pick up / delivery locations
** Terms & Conditions apply, please refer to portr.com for full details
AirPortr was set up by three frustrated frequent flyers who met through coincidence, but shared a vision to create and shape a better way to travel. Founded in 2012 it is the first service of its kind in Europe. AirPortr have delivered thousands of bags to-date and all with a 100% customer satisfaction record.
For further information, imagery or to ensure you experience
Luggage Freedom the next time you travel to/ from London Gatwick then please contact:
Marie-Claire at Portr: (M) +44(0)7990-453-910 (DD) +44(0)203-384-6677
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About Gatwick Airport
Gatwick Airport is the UK's second largest airport and the most efficient single-runway airport in the world. It serves more than 200 destinations in 90 countries for more than 38 million passengers a year on short and long-haul point-to-point services. It is also a major economic driver for the South-East region, generating around 21,000 on-airport jobs and a further 10,000 jobs through related activities. The airport is 28 miles south of London with excellent public transport links, including the Gatwick Express. Gatwick Airport is owned by a group of international investment funds, of which Global Infrastructure Partners is the largest shareholder.
The Government has indicated that it will make a decision over whether London Gatwick or Heathrow should be permitted to build a new runway by the end of the year. Expansion at Gatwick will best meet the UK's aviation needs for the future, can provide the greatest economic boost with the least environmental impact, and a new runway can be operational by 2025. For further information, see: http://www.gatwickobviously.com
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