London Luton confirms Addison Lee as its Personal Ground Transportation Provider

Addison Lee, one of the country’s leading passenger car companies is to begin operating from London Luton Airport.

The company currently operates in 350 cities around the world, carrying 10 million passengers in London alone. It will start operations from the airport’s taxi area from June 26th.

LLA’s passengers will benefit from fixed price fares, more ways to pay and free Wi-Fi in every vehicle.

Addison Lee will also offer a taxi-share scheme as well as a loyalty programme for regular travellers.

Other benefits include:
•Booking via web, app, or phone
•Payment via cash, card, Apple Pay, Paypal or on account
•GPS tracked vehicle with SMS updates
•Choice of vehicles including chauffeur and executive cars
•Specialist vehicles for disabled passengers

It marks another step in LLA’s on-going transformation which includes a £110m investment to redevelop the terminal and airport infrastructure.

source: http://newsroom.london-luton.co.uk/

Commons Questions – deregulation act

Taxis: Licensing

Department for Transport written question – answered on 18th April 2016.

Julian Sturdy Conservative, York Outer

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the likelihood of private hire operators straddling licensing authorities in order to avoid more thorough licensing requirements under the Deregulation Act 2015.

Andrew Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Before these measures were introduced, the Department undertook an informal targeted consultation, which focused on key stakeholders such as national licencing associations, respected solicitors in the taxi and private hire industry and a union. The Department also conducted an impact assessment for this policy.