Today (12/19), Traveloka and Blue Bird Group announces strategic partnership for airport transportation in 10 cities in Indonesia (Jakarta, Surabaya, Bandung, Bali, Lombok, Solo, Semarang, Yogyakarta, Medan, and Manado). The partnership to provide Traveloka and Blue Bird customer with easy access in getting a ride to the airport and from the airport to home or other destinations.
Traveloka’s Senior Vice President Business Development Caesar Indra said, this partnership is held based on the mutual vision and mission of Blue Bird and Traveloka.
“In Traveloka, we did not choose just any partner to expand business and develop a new service. Beyond the reason, this partnership is expected to be a new option for Traveloka users.
It is now available in mobile app for Android, with availability in iOS is soon to be announced. User may choose the airport transportation feature. They will be directed to the pick-up options to match the flight arrival time, total passenger and flight number. By calculating All-in (toll & gas) fare, user is claimed to get convenient and flat fares.
“We categorized this as premium service with car selection in vary and easy in-app reservation,” said Indra.
Obtaining specific license from airport
Unlike other online transportation which still in “hiding” from airport security while picking up passenger, Traveloka and Blue Bird’s airport transportation has obtained official license of Blue Bird Group. It provides safe and guaranteed reservation from and to the airport.
Regarding the reason behind Traveloka selection as partner, unlike Go-Jek which already added Blue Bird reservation in its app, Blue Bird’s Director Sigit Priawan Djokosoetono explained, it is done intentionally to provide variety of service.
“Even though already partnered with Go-Jek, we intentionally choose Traveloka for airport transportation service to provide different options. For those who want to make taxi reservation can use Go-Jek app while those who need private car for airport transportation can use Traveloka app.”
Through this partnership, Blue Bird provides two transportation service options namely airport transfer by Golden Bird with many car types such as Avanza, Innova, Camry and Alphard.
“Users in group may order a service to take them from one point to the next destination,” said Djokosoetono.
Original article is in Indonesian, translated by Kristin Siagian