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How To Start An Airport Transportation Service
More than just celebrities and corporate executives, many "ordinary folks" are using airport transportation services to get to their destination in a comfortable and timely fashion. The profit potential of the transportation business is at it's all time high due to more and more people arriving at airports and needing a ride home. I'm going to share some important tips on how you can start and run a successful transportation business.
Think about the type of customers you plan to attract before you select your transportation vehicle. Usually, Lincoln Town Cars are used to chauffeur professional and corporate people for to and from the airport or event. Most stretch limousines are used for events like weddings, parties, and proms. Although the stretch limo service is more profitable drivers have to be out late at night and deal with rude passengers and trashed vehicles. Stretch SUV's can also be used to fit party goers and can rake in upwards of $200 or more per hour.
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Be ready to advertise. This is probably the most important step because you want to get your transportation business acknowledged by potential clients. It is in your best interest to build a strong online presence so people can find and read about your airport transportation business. A website containing pictures of your vehicles, rates, contact info, and general information about you is very important. Another way to reach potential clients in need of transportation services would be to have business cards printed and hand them to the concierges at hotels and businesses in your targeted area. The main key to advertising is to attract potential customers in places where people are in need of transportation services the most.
Keep your fleet of limousines/taxi's clean and comfortable for your client and future potential clients. Maintaining your cars using top of the line detailing will help you keep your customers happy and pay off in the long run. Constant trips to the car wash with full service, including vacuuming, is a good way to know that your passengers will be comfortable using your transportation service.
Make sure that your insurance and license is up to date to protect you and the passengers should anything happen en route. Getting constant tune-ups and checks to your vehicle will ensure that your clients have a smooth and safe trip.
Inform the passengers of the price of the trip. Make sure that your rates are fixed and reasonable, based on your quality of service. You can check on your competitors rates and determine if you would like to offer more or be competitive by offering lower rates.
Once your airport transportation business is up and running a good way to boost the amount of clients you transport is to know where passengers frequent the most. This way you'll be in the direct line of where people are traveling to and be able to add them to your list of clients. (Supply & demand)
For example, in central Florida, Port Canaveral is one of hot spots for tourists and travelers in general. So the smart thing to do is take advantage of this market because a lot of people frequent Port Canaveral all year round. Many people need a transportation service to and from the airport. If they have access to comfortable, convenient, and affordable transportation they will very pleased and you will be the one that provided that pleasant trip for them.