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(DALLAS - August 1, 2007) - Yellow Checker Shuttle announced today it has joined 39 independent airport shuttle operators in the United States, Canada, Mexico, England, France, Italy, Scotland and Spain to form the world's largest ground transportation company, GO Airport Shuttle.
Serving 110 airports from Kahului Airport in Maui, Hawaii to Charles de Gaulle Airport in France, GO boasts a fleet of 3,765 vehicles, carrying almost 29 million passengers annually.
The company will continue to be locally owned and operated, but Yellow Checker Shuttle' familiar yellow with checkerboard vans and motor coaches are being converted to a new green and white GO identity. Each participating operator is converting its vehicles as well.
A key component of the new company's business model is a central Web-based reservation system, www.goairportshuttle.com, which also launches today. Through it, customers can conveniently visit one Web site to book door-to-door transportation to and from both departure and destination airports, or they can call one phone number 1.877.544.GoGo (4646). In addition, they'll now be able to accumulate frequent rider points on their ground transportation as they do for other travel-related expenses.
"The GO concept responds to a growing demand in the market for a single-source ground transportation company," says Jeff Finkel, newly-elected vice-president of GO Airport Shuttle and president of Yellow Checker Shuttle in DFW, which operates the newly named GO Yellow Checker Shuttle.
The company's next largest competitor serves 19 airports - all in the United States. GO Airport Shuttle, organized as a closely held corporation, is owned and operated by a core group of 40 GO operating companies which must adhere to the same set of operating standards. It is licensing the use of the GO identity and reservation system to the other companies.
The new company is an outgrowth of GroundNet, a consortium of airport transportation companies founded in 1993. Yellow Checker Shuttle was a founding member.
While positioning itself as a global company, GO Yellow Checker Shuttle and all local operators that comprise GO Airport Shuttle will remain independently owned and managed.
"DFW residents and visitors will still receive the high level of service they have come to rely on in our 15 years of business. Additionally, the GO Airport Shuttle brand means customers will receive that same quality of service in every location," says Finkel. "When you go with GO, the boss is always nearby to make sure the passenger experience is comfortable, affordable and on time."
GO Airport Shuttle provides shared-ride transportation service to and from 110 airports around the world. Reservations can be made online at www.goairportshuttle.com or by calling 877.544.GoGo (4646).
Founded in 1984 as the Big Tex Transportation Company, GO Yellow Checker Shuttle offers door-to-door services between DFW and Love Field Airports, downtown Dallas / Ft. Worth, as well as most DFW neighborhoods and its surrounding suburbs. For more information visit www.goyellowcheckershuttle.com.