MUMBAI: Budget airline SpiceJet passengers may soon be able to book their taxi for the airport at the time of buying their airlines ticket with the latter joining hands with cab aggregator ‘mytaxiindia’ for the same.
SpiceJet operates more than 300 daily flights to 41 destinations, including six international ones. It expects the tie up to offer an added convenience to its passengers, especially in Tier II and III cities, where taxi options are limited compared to big India cities. It also expects the service to give a boost to its top line.
MTI, the taxi aggregator started operations in late 2013. It has over 454 cab operators on board with services being available in 119 cities. It has raised funds including that from Japan’s taxi rental company Nihon Kotsu.
Amit Srivastava, VP, Business Development, SpiceJet, said the initiative would help the carrier in attracting more middle class people from Tier II and III cities.”The partnership with ‘mytaxiindia’ will encourage us to explore more routes where the demand could be higher,” he told PTI. He noted, “SpiceJet expects the initiative to also help in raking in more revenues with more number of travellers also complement the government’s overall efforts to boost regional air connectivity,”
Anshuman Mihir, CEO and Co-founder, MIT said the tie-up with SpiceJet would help the company to strengthen its network in Tier II and III cities as well as expand business.