By Dr. Jens Wohltorf, CEO of Blacklane
Our team has been hard at work and, today, I am thrilled to share some exciting news with you! Blacklane is expanding its horizons with the launch of our on-demand service in Miami, Florida, and the expansion of our global City-to-City program which connects metropolitan areas. These developments mark a significant step forward in our journey to provide world-class transportation solutions that meet the evolving needs of our customers.
On-Demand: A Seamless Fusion of Quality and Spontaneity
Our on-demand service is a game-changer. It perfectly combines the high-quality chauffeur experience we are known for with the convenience of immediate pick-up. After introducing on-demand very successfully in Dubai earlier this year, the launch in Miami will empower our guests in Florida to request an immediate pick-up, providing even more flexibility and convenience in their daily mobility and travel plans. We understand that sometimes, spontaneity is key, and we’re here to meet that need.
City-to-City Program Expansion: More Routes, More Convenience
Blacklane’s City-to-City service has always been about providing our valued guests with a convenient and stress-free way to move between iconic cities. We know that you love to travel on your own schedule, enjoying the peace-of-mind of an uninterrupted door-to-door experience. With these 71 new routes, we’ve taken another step towards enhancing your travel experience. Blacklane now offers a total of 187 routes in 14 countries, connecting some of the world’s most exciting destinations. This expansion underscores how Blacklane is strategically investing in important long-distance routes to expand our business model into additional sectors.
Blacklane’s City-to-City service has gained immense popularity, competing with regional flights, trains, and self-drive options in terms of time, ease, cost, and carbon footprint. We’ve been carbon offsetting all our rides since 2017, back to our founding in 2011, showcasing our dedication to sustainable travel. We also plan to deliver 15% of our rides with electric vehicles by the end of 2023 and 50% by 2025.
Safety, reliability, and comfort are at the heart of our City-to-City service. Our professional chauffeurs and meticulously maintained vehicles ensure a premium travel experience. Your journey is seamless from door to door, so you don’t have to worry about taking multiple modes of transport or missing connections.
This growth news comes on the heels of Blacklane’s recent funding round, where we raised a total of 34 million Euro from shareholders Gargash Group, Mercedes Benz Mobility, and Sixt. We’ve also entered a strategic partnership with Sixt, and together, we will work on expanding our footprint in international markets.
For more information on Blacklane’s City-to-City service, including route details and booking information, please visit our City-to-City page.
A Leader in Luxury Travel
The luxury travel market is experiencing significant growth, estimated to reach approximately 2.07 trillion USD in 2023 and an estimated value of around 3.38 trillion USD by 2032*. As long-distance travel becomes increasingly popular, Blacklane is dedicated to growing and evolving to meet the needs of our customers everywhere. The introduction of our on-demand service and the expansion of our City-to-City routes further solidify our position as a leader in the industry.
Our on-demand and City-to-City services are available for booking through our website and mobile app. For more information on pricing and availability, please visit our website.
I’m incredibly excited about these developments and the future of Blacklane. We remain steadfast in our commitment to delivering the highest quality chauffeur services while embracing innovation and expanding our offerings.
Thank you for your continued support and trust in Blacklane. We look forward to being a part of your next travel adventure.
Dr. Jens Wohltorf
CEO and Founder
* Source: Expert Market Research: Global Luxury Travel Market Size, Share, Trends, Forecast, 2023