CarTrawler puts ride-hailing into airline mobile apps

CarTrawler has today announced its partnership with Splyt, a London-based mobility services platform. This new partnership expands CarTrawler’s range of mobility products offered to its travel partners. Splyt’s extensive network of ride-hailing partners will be merchandised within CarTrawler’s dedicated ancillary revenue platform for airlines. The partnership will revolutionise the ‘first and last mile’ for airlines and other online travel companies by giving their customers the option of booking an on-demand ride directly from the airline’s app.

Announcing the partnership, Bobby Healy, Chief Technology Officer at CarTrawler said:

“Our customers spend over 2 billion days a year in the destinations they travel to. Through our airline partnerships we can now offer those customers the best combination of price and ETA while looking for taxis during that time – and better still, they can use their loyalty miles to pay for them. Our ride hailing partners can now deliver their product and brands seamlessly to a distribution platform connecting to close on 1 billion customers annually.”

Splyt works with the largest ride-hailing companies in the world such as MyTaxi, Careem, Cabify and others, and provides coverage to on-demand transportation in more than 360 cities across 29 countries worldwide. Through CarTrawler’s airline ancillary marketplace, customers will now be able to compare and book the transport option that best suits their needs directly from their airline app as soon as they land.

Philipp Mintchin, CEO of Splyt said:

“This new partnership is beneficial for both CarTrawler’s clients and our mutual ride-hailing partners. Airlines and other travel companies working with CarTrawler can provide added value to their users by offering on-demand mobility, wherever they go. Together, we offer travelers a seamless experience when landing in a foreign country. Our ride-hailing partners, on the other hand, benefit from additional ride-requests from travelers who would not typically be registered with them.”