British Airways has added new electric London taxis to its fleet of Premium Transfer Drive vehicles.
The service was launched in 2017, to provide eligible customers with a car transfer from their domestic flight to an onward BA short or long-haul service, where there is a risk of them otherwise missing the connection.
Customers are met by a driver at the aircraft side, and driven free of charge directly to their onward flight.
The service is available to the following customers when connecting from a UK domestic service:
- Passengers connecting onto a short-haul flight in Club Europe
- Passengers connecting onto a long-haul flight in either Club World or First
- Silver or Gold Executive Club members
The London Electric Vehicle Company taxis feature a panoramic roof, air conditioning, wifi, charging for phones and laptops.
BA said that the addition was part of its long-term plan to reduce emissions from all vehicles at Heathrow.
“It’s great to see the reaction of customers when they’re met by a London taxi at the side of the aircraft, waiting to take them on to their next flight,” said Daljit Hayre, British Airways’ Senior Manager, Heathrow Customer Experience.
“They’ve told us how much they appreciate this gesture, plus they love the space in the vehicle for their hand baggage. We’re also really pleased that using new generation electric taxi reduces our carbon footprint.”