16 OCTOBER 2017
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Fast-expanding travel technology specialist AirPortr has secured a £2m investment from the Stobart Group to expand urban luggage check-in and delivery services over next three years.
The partnership reflects the government’s aim to put passengers at the heart of a new aviation strategy with elements including city check-ins for luggage to improve accessibility, customer experience and security.
AirPortr and Stobart Aviation say they will work together using Stobart’s ownership of the supply chain including logistics, aviation services and infrastructure to expand luggage check-in and delivery services to more airlines and cities while improving airport efficiency.
AirPortr’s mobile luggage check-in and delivery service was successfully launched with British Airways in October 2016 and is the first in the world to be integrated into airline booking systems.
The investment from Stobart, as part of a larger funding round, will support AirPortr’s plans to partner with more airlines, airports and destinations in the next three years. AirPortr vans will also be co-branded with the Stobart Aviation logo.
AirPortr is currently partnered with Gatwick and Heathrow airports in London and the service is offered to British Airways passengers via the airline’s online channels and mobile app.
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