Business aviation boost for First Class Cars
First Class Cars is bolstering its fleet with the addition of 12 new vehicles, including six new Mercees-Benz V-Class MPVs and a new 16-seat Mercedes Sprinter VIP coach, fitted with WiFi, in-seat TV and leather seating.
A new Range Rover Autobiography Long Wheelbase will join the fleet in May, together with four new Mercedes-Benz S-Class saloons, boosting First Class Cars’ total chauffeur fleet to 35 vehicles.
First Class Cars specialises in the business aviation market, and the vehicles will bolster the company’s capability at Luton, Stansted and Farnborough Airports. The Sprinter will be based at the company’s London Stansted Airport base, serving primarily Stansted and Luton Airport business terminals. It is available for bookings from early April.
Founder and Managing Director Graham Coate (above) said: “Our chauffeur business was up 15% last year, reflecting a positive lift in business aviation movements in the UK. We are continuing to see more activity with the larger wide-bodied jets especially at London Stansted and Farnborough, and this was a key factor in making the investment in larger vehicles.”
First Class Cars launched the new global service in 2014 in partnership with affiliates at major international destinations including Paris, Milan, New York, Dubai, Moscow and Beijing. “On meeting potential partners, I was insistent that certain service standards had to be met, all drivers had to be security vetted, all cars comfortable and luxurious,” Coate said.
First Class has also launched a Global VIP Loyalty Card which offers benefits for clients travelling worldwide on a regular basis.
In addition to its operating bases at Luton, Stansted and Farnborough Airports, First Class Cars regularly serves clients at other airports including Biggin Hill, Lydd, Heathrow and Gatwick, RAF Northolt, and the London Heliport in Battersea.