Heathrow and Gatwick Express Launch Environmentally Friendly Door-to-Door Airport Service with Carbon Voyage

Dépèche transmise le 13 juillet 2009 par Business Wire

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Heathrow and GatwickExpress have launched the first ever environmentally friendly door-to-door service to and from the airport with Carbon Voyage. Travellers can book a pick up from either their home or office in a Carbon Voyage car and travel to Paddington or Victoria Stations where they will board the express train service to Heathrow or Gatwick Airports.

This new integrated service, which is booked on-line means customers will only need to make one booking to arrange a Carbon Voyage vehicle and train ticket. Train tickets will be sent electronically to the customers, saving postage and paper.

James Swanston of Carbon Voyage said, "From an environmental perspective, this new service will assist in taking cars off the road, reducing congestion and more importantly the pollution caused from the five million people per year that use taxis and minicabs to travel to and from Heathrow and Gatwick Airports. The average taxi trip from Paddington to Heathrow is approximately 6.2 kg of CO2 emissions as opposed to 1.4 kg using a train (Source:http://www.transportdirect.info/ )."

George Fripp, Account Manager for Heathrow and Gatwick Express adds: "We wanted to optimise our offering and provide a best-in-class service and assistance to our travellers. This product is applicable not just to our UK customers as it can be booked on-line it is just as relevant for international travellers coming into the UK."

Jonny Goldstone of Green Tomato Cars (www.greentomatocars.com), London's largest exclusively green taxi company said, "By working with Green Tomato Cars, the service combining Carbon Voyage and Heathrow and Gatwick Express demonstrates that travellers can easily "go green" without settling for a lower quality of service or paying a premium – customers will experience smoother journeys, excellent customer service, reduce their environmental impact and pay less for the journey all at the same time."

Prices start from £32 and can be booked online at www.carbonvoyage.com

Notes to editor:

About Heathrow Express

Launched in June 1998 and operated by BAA, Heathrow Express carries an average of 16,000 passengers each day with over 50 million people having travelled on Heathrow Express since launch.

Heathrow Express leaves every 15 minutes from London's Paddington station to London's Heathrow Airport. Customers can get to Heathrow Central (Terminals 1, 2 & 3) in 15 minutes and Terminal 5 six minutes later.

For more information about Heathrow Express visit www.heathrowexpress.com

About Gatwick Express

· Gatwick Express, the non-stop rail-air service between Victoria Station and Gatwick Airport departs every 15 minutes with a journey time of 30 minutes.

· For more information visit www.gatwickexpress.com

For media information, contact Stephen/Rachel at srf on 01256 701010 or [email protected]

About Carbon Voyage

Carbon Voyage is dedicated to reducing the cost of transport (money, carbon and time). For more information email [email protected] or visit www.carbonvoyage.com

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