It’s 6AM, and I’ve an early flight from Gatwick. But the car is already outside the house, and I’m not panicking. It’s a smartly presented Mercedes E-Class, and I settle in for the ride. The car has been booked by the company I’m flying to Berlin to visit – Blacklane.
Hainan Airlines has begun offering complimentary US airport transfers to select business class passengers, using professional driver service Blacklane.
During an interview with Arabian Business on the sidelines of the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai, Dr. Wohltorf revealed that the Berlin-based company has significant expansion plans in the Gulf region, which will include the opening of a regional office in Dubai later in 2018.
With the world’s fourth-largest economy and the largest in Europe, Germany’s mix of transparent business culture, highly educated workforce and start-up friendly policies pushed the country to the top.
In January, Blacklane secured its highest funding round yet at $45 million, bringing its total to $85 million and allowing the Berlin-based private car company to expand service to the Middle East and invest in tech upgrades.