Swindon’s Flightlink celebrates 21 years in top gear

By Anita Jaynes on 12 March, 2015

Swindon corporate chauffeur service, Flightlink Executive Travel, is celebrating 21 successful years in business by committing to 21 initiatives and unveiling a special new vehicle to its fleet – a top of the range Mercedes S Class.

Flightlink launched in 1994 and has been led by the current management team under the guidance of managing director Mike McCartney since 2008.  Despite the recent tough economic climate, the company has grown by 30% over the last two years – with three significant contract wins in the last two months alone – and continues to work hard to secure its position of the top executive travel and chauffeur company across Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire.

The company has a fleet of over 40 prestigious cars, the majority being Mercedes E Class and no older than three years old.  All vehicles are fitted with state-of-the-art GPS tracking and passenger security systems.

The latest addition to the fleet is a Mercedes S Class, with a celebratory number plate of S21 FLX in recognition of Flightlink’s 21 years at the top of their game.  This VIP vehicle, worth in the region of £70,000, will provide the area’s most important business people with comfortable and spacious travel to a high specification.

Ambitious in all they do, Flightlink has also committed to 21 initiatives to be completed across 2015, including international and endurance challenges to raise money for charity, and continued investment in their VIP fleet.

Another initiative is the launch of Shades of Grey Wedding Cars.  Named in recognition of the silver fleet, as well as a nod to the year’s biggest romantic film, the company’s prestigious vehicles can be hired for weddings and other special events.

Two members of the Flightlink team, Mike McCartney (Jnr) and Ben Clifford, will also turn 21 this year, and will be leading the charity initiatives.

Mike McCartney, managing director of Flightlink, said:“We have been providing the big business names of Swindon with VIP travel for a number of years and this has been a catalyst for the success of the business into 2015.  We have identified Swindon, as well as the whole of Wiltshire, as offering exciting new opportunities and the area will play a key role in ensuring that our 21st year will be a highlight of the Flightlink history.

“There is the demand for quality executive travel in Wiltshire.  As the only UKAS accredited corporate travel company in the area and holders of the ISO 9001 Quality Standard, we have very high standards and quality of service.  This, combined with our focus on safety, technology and prestigious, well-driven vehicles fits well with the needs and expectations of the area’s business leaders.

“Our 21st year is already proving to be a highlight of the Flightlink history, with significant growth expected to continue across the three counties in which we operate.”

Flightlink boasts an online booking system and real time tracking of all vehicles, which not only gives an added layer of security but also allows customers to see exactly where they are in their journey.

Flightlink is the only UKAS accredited chauffeur company in the region, so clients can be confident that they will only receive a top quality service.  The company has also been further recognized for quality through being awarded ISO 9001 and is a platinum member of the Licensed Private Hire Car Association, which means that industry standards must be continually met or exceeded.

For more information on Flightlink or to book their services contact Jo Clifford on 01793 485000 or 07500 888 408, email Jo.Clifford@flightlink.biz or visit www.flightlink.biz.
Pictured above: Brian Hunt, fleet manager, with Mike McCartney, managing director, celebrating Flightlink’s 21st anniversary