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Are autonomous vehicles a private hire opportunity or an industry threat?

Autonomous vehicles have been a point of discussion for a number of years, with questions arising on the probability of them hitting the road soon, where liability lays and whether the technology, and in fact our infrastructure, is ready for this game-changing way in which we travel. But what will…

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Uberisation – the future of the industry or a passing fancy?

Mention Uber to taxi drivers and you’ll generally get polar opposite reactions, it’s either love or loathe. Taxi operators, on the other hand, seem to be firmly in the against camp. Uber has certainly disrupted the industry, not only with what could be called ‘aggressive driver recruitment’ through £500 to…

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TRANSPORT BOSS GETS BEHIND THE WHEEL TO DRIVE EMPLOYEE SUPPORT

The director of a Solihull-based transport service provider is rolling up his sleeves to take Public Carriage Vehicle (PCV) training to support staff at all levels. Akhtar Ali, director of LandFlight, which provides executive chauffeur, bus and coach services, decided to take the PCV Category D training to give him…

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LEADING MIDLANDS BUSINESS PARK ENCOURAGES PUBLIC TRANSPORT COMMUTES WITH FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE

IM Properties, the new owner of Blythe Valley Park in Solihull, is drawing more attention to its free shuttle bus service in a bid to encourage park employees to commute via public transport. With approximately 2,700 employees working for the park’s 24 companies each day, a figure which is set…

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LANDFLIGHT TRAINS HOLLYWOOD DRIVERS

Solihull-based transport services company LandFlight has spent three days training 60 drivers from Hollywood Travel for their Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC). LandFlight has previously trained 36 of its own drivers but this is the first time the company has used its CPC accreditation to train drivers outside of…

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Students connected with top firms by LandFlight

LandFlight is connecting business graduates with top companies around the UK after being contracted to provide Wi-Fi enabled coaches to a leading university. The Solihull-based business has been chartered by the University of Warwick as the transport provider for its eight student visits to high-profile companies such as Amazon and Jaguar Land…

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Clean Air Zone can be clean slate for trade

LandFlight director Danny Matthews believes the proposed CAZ in Birmingham can be a breath of fresh air to the Private Hire industry   It has made headlines recently with media outlets from the BBC to the Daily Mail reporting on it – but how will Birmingham’s proposed Clean Air Zone actually…

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MAJOR AIRLINES RE-SIGN WITH LANDFLIGHT

LandFlight is flying high after renewing long-term partnerships with two major airlines at Birmingham Airport. Based in Solihull, LandFlight, which provides executive private hire coaches and chauffeur-driven cars, has agreed new deals to extend its working relationships with world-renowned airlines Lufthansa and Air India. The company, whose fleet includes coaches, buses, cars and people…

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FOUR NEW APPOINTMENTS DRIVE LANDFLIGHT GROWTH

A 60-year-old scientist is one of four new appointments made in as many weeks by Solihull firm LandFlight in response to rising demand for its executive travel services. Qamar Zaman is proving it’s never too late for a career change after swapping the lab for life behind the wheel with…

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PRIVATE HIRE COMPANY HELPS PRIVATES ON PARADE

A unique partnership which has seen a Solihull private hire coach firm help war veterans attend their local Remembrance service is celebrating its 40th year. Over the past four decades, LandFlight has transported hundreds of former servicemen from Knowle Royal British Legion club to the annual parade, making life a…

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