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BBT March/April 2018
March/April 2018
For Business, Corporate Travel & Meeting Buyers & Arrangers

Splyt and Cartrawler partner on airline connection

Business woman using mobile phone in airport

Travel technology platform Cartrawler has partnered with London start-up Splyt to develop a connection with airlines that will allow passengers to compare mobility options from their carrier’s app.

The integration gives airline customers access to inventory from multiple mobility companies around the world, including Careem, Cabify and Mytaxi via a single Splyt API.

The technology partnership says it will allow customers to avoid downloading unfamiliar transport apps when arriving in a new destination, as they can search, book and pay for rides from their airline’s app. Frequent flyers will also be able to use their loyalty points or air miles to pay.

In addition, Cartrawler says rail company apps powered by Cartrawler can integrate with Splyt’s ride-hailing inventory, which covers more than 360 cities across 29 countries.

The integration will be rolled out in the coming weeks, with some airlines already signed up for the service.

Philipp Mintchin, CEO of Splyt, said: “This new partnership is beneficial for both Cartrawler’s clients and our ride-hailing partners. Airlines working with Cartrawler can provide added value to their users by offering on-demand mobility, wherever they go. Together, we offer travellers a seamless experience when landing in a foreign country. At the same time, our ride-hailing partners benefit from additional ride-requests from travellers who would not typically be registered with them.”

Bobby Healy, CTO of Cartrawler, added: “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 deliver their product and brands seamlessly to a distribution platform connecting to close on 1 billion consumers annually.”

splyt.com; cartrawler.com

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