Following the successful close of the company’s latest funding round, Blacklane solidifies its position as a category leader in the premium transportation industry
Berlin, November 15th, 2023: Today, Blacklane, the world’s premier chauffeur service, announced the launch of its on-demand service in Miami, Florida, and the expansion of its global City-to-City program. On-demand perfectly combines high-quality chauffeur services with the booking comfort of ride-hailing, allowing guests to request immediate pick-up. The City-to-City program, which launched earlier this year, introduces 71 new routes, further enhancing the convenience and comfort of travel for our valued guests. With these latest additions, Blacklane now offers 187 routes in 14 countries, connecting some of the world’s most iconic cities.
Blacklane's City-to-City provides guests with a comfortable and stress-free way to move between metropolitan areas, allowing them to travel on their own schedule while enjoying the peace-of-mind of an uninterrupted door-to-door experience. In addition, Blacklane’s limousines offer comfort and privacy which enables guests to either fully relax or continue with their work. All rides have a fixed fare including taxes and tolls, guaranteeing a transparent pricing model. This makes City-to-City a real alternative to short-haul flights and not only offers time savings but also cost savings as the limousine can be shared with up to four individuals.
Some of the best-performing global City-to-City connections have consistently been to and from Miami, showcasing the strong customer interest in that area while boasting a 99 percent fulfillment rate and a 95 percent 5-star rating. As a result and to offer even more service to the Florida region, Blacklane will kick off its on-demand service in Miami. This will widen Blacklane’s reach by catering to a broad range of mobility needs in anticipation of the busy Holiday season where in the past years the company saw an average 30 percent ride increase in November and a 25 percent increase in December.
"We have seen an uptick in demand from our guests who are looking for quick and efficient travel and mobility solutions for every transportation need, so expanding City-to-City and introducing on-demand functionalities was a natural next step in Blacklane’s trajectory," said Dr. Jens Wohltorf, CEO and Founder at Blacklane. “This expansion also showcases how Blacklane is strategically investing in important and popular long- and short-distance routes to expand into new sectors in the United States as one key growth market."
As the luxury travel market continues to experience significant growth – estimated to reach approximately 2.07 trillion USD in 2023 and a value of around 3.38 trillion USD by 2032 ✻– and as long-distance travel rises in popularity, Blacklane is dedicated to growing and evolving to meet the needs of its customers everywhere. The on-demand service and new City-to-City routes further solidify the company as a leader and showcase how it continuously invests in its growth trajectory. Blacklane is also offsetting all rides back to its founding in 2011, showcasing its dedication to sustainable travel.
This news follows the recent close of Blacklane’s funding round. The company raised a total of 36 million USD from shareholders Gargash Group, Mercedes Benz Mobility, and Sixt, and also entered a strategic partnership with Sixt. In the future, Blacklane and Sixt will jointly work on expanding their footprint in international markets, initially with a special focus on North America, for both companies the most important growth market.
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For more information on Blacklane's City-to-City service, including route details and booking information, please visit www.blacklane.com/en/city-to-city
Our previous announcements can be found here.
We are Blacklane, providers of premium global chauffeur services. Our mission is to create true peace of mind for discerning travelers by delivering perfect experiences around the world and to inspire a better future. Blacklane is offering airport transfers, City-to-City commutes, In-city mobility chauffeur hailing and Chauffeur-by-the-hour in over 50 countries globally, either pre-booked or on-demand. Whether it’s for business or pleasure, Blacklane and its 300 employees and tens of thousands of chauffeur partners have the right premium transportation service for you. By changing how people move, we opened up new opportunities for our chauffeur providers and set industry standards for climate protection in the travel industry. Book on www.blacklane.com or download our app.
The new routes include:
✻ Source: Expert Market Research: Global Luxury Travel Market Size, Share, Trends, Forecast, 2023