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September 5, 2023

Blacklane and Miracle Flights Celebrate Their 1,500th Completed Ride

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The Global Chauffeur Service and Non-Profit Commemorate by Surprising A 6-Year-Old & Her Family With A Trip To Disneyland

LOS ANGELES – September 5, 2023 – Yesterday, Blacklane, the leading global chauffeur service celebrated their 1,500th completed ride with Miracle Flights, a national charitable organization that provides free commercial airline flights to children in need of life-changing medical care far from home. Since 2019, the two companies have worked together to provide free chauffeured rides each month to the children and their families traveling for critical medical treatment across the United States, not even suspended during the difficult Covid years.

To celebrate the significant milestone, Co-Founder and CEO of Blacklane, Jens Wohltorf and CEO of Miracle Flights, Mark E. Brown surprised 6-year-old Harris at LAX today with a VIP trip to Disneyland for her and her family. Wohltorf flew in from Berlin to personally chauffeur Harris and her family in a Blacklane limousine from LAX to Disneyland. The two teams greeted Harris and her family at the airport with balloons, gifts and a visit from Miles the Bear, Miracle Flights' lovable mascot.

"We are humbled by the work of Miracle Flights and grateful we can be their partner - 1500 rides is a wonderful milestone as those airport transfers have eased the minds of hundreds of families on their medical journey. With one thing less to worry about, the parents can focus on what matters the most - being present for their kids. Blacklane was founded to Create true peace of mind today for a better tomorrow. This partnership is a beautiful example of this purpose in action," says Jens Wohltorf, CEO and Co-Founder of Blacklane.

Six-year-old Harris' medical journey began when she was just nine months old and diagnosed with multiple anaphylactic food allergies. At 18 months old, Harris was allergic to five different food groups and unable to lead the life of a “typical” toddler. Since the age of three, Harris and her family have flown every 8-12 weeks from their home in Nashville, Indiana to the Allergy Institute in Newport Beach, California for Harris’ treatment. To date, all 20 of her flights to distant life-changing medical treatment have been provided at no cost by Miracle Flights. Today, Blacklane is proud to be able to provide Harris and her family the ultimate experience by picking her and her family up from the airport for an unforgettable experience at Disneyland.

“Miracle Flights is the premier provider of free commercial airline flights to medically fragile children and their families," says Mark E. Brown, CEO of Miracle Flights. “Our unique partnership with Blacklane continues our 38-year history of easing each step of our patients travel journey. We look forward to the next 1,500 rides with Blacklane and beyond.”

Since the Blacklane and Miracle Flights partnership began, Blacklane has provided 1,500 free rides across the United States for hundreds of child guests and their families.

ABOUT MIRACLE FLIGHTS Miracle Flights is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides free flights to those in need of life- changing medical care not found in their local communities. The organization, founded in 1985, has provided more than 165,000 flights and typically books more than 600 flights per month on commercial airlines across the United States. To request a flight, learn more, or donate, call 800-359-1711, visit miracleflights.org.

ABOUT BLACKLANE

Blacklane’s global chauffeur service brings peace of mind to travelers moving through a fast-paced world. The crew’s dedication to safety, reliability, and smart technology places Blacklane at the forefront of a new era of stress-free travel. Since 2017, the company has been carbon-neutral, combining a five-star guest experience with care for the planet. Upgrade your travels on Blacklane’s mobile apps or website.

Press Contact: Blacklane GmbH Radmila Palová press@blacklane.com

Radmila Palova
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