Bag-free travel lands at Gatwick Airport

July 31, 2015 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
July 31, 2015 - Portr and London Gatwick today announced that the London-based travel tech start-up has just launched its AirPortr luggage transfer service at the airport. Gatwick passengers can now take advantage of the same-day, on demand luggage service which provides bag-free travel to and from their home, workplace or holiday destination within London, Gatwick and surrounding/ connecting London corridor*.

AirPortr's team of concierges and drivers collect and deliver passengers' often burdensome baggage between their location and the airport within hours and at a time suited to them. Passengers can now travel bag-free, resulting in quicker, lighter and stress free journeys.

Departing travellers with an afternoon or evening flight can be free to make the most of their departure day, leaving it later before making the journey to the airport as they no longer have to factor in extra time carrying their heavy luggage.

Arriving passengers offload their bags with the AirPortr team when they land and travel straight to their destination, avoiding carrying luggage around with them all day.

AirPortr's service is priced deliberately as an 'affordable luxury'. For example, two bags whatever their size or weight delivered to or from the airport into Central London costs only £30.

The luggage delivery service can be booked in advance or on the day of travel (

Gatwick Product Manager for Premium and Business Services Toby Tait said:

"Gatwick is always striving to make our passengers' travel through our airport quick, convenient and hassle-free.

The arrival of AirPortr now means that the convenience our passengers experience at the airport extends to their travel to and from Gatwick. Carrying heavy bags on the journey to and from the airport can now be a thing of the past for our passengers."

Head of Customer Experience at Portr Chris Walsh said:

"Since launching the AirPortr experience we have overwhelmingly seen how the service literally changes the way people now plan and make their journeys.

Of course we are in the business of same day luggage delivery and ensuring your bags travel when and where you want them, but really AirPortr is all about the time and convenience aspect of the service that we in reality aspire to deliver.

More time to do what you want and need to do versus having your luggage inconveniently dictating your itinerary i.e. what we like to think is truly travelling with 'Luggage Freedom'."

Notes to Editors
  • AirPortr's team of dedicated concierges can be found in Gatwick South Terminal
  • AirPortr will be operational in Gatwick North Terminal later on this year
  • The AirPortr service is priced as following:
  • £15 to/from Gatwick Airport to the local area
  • £25 to/from Gatwick Airport to central London
  • £35 to/from Gatwick Airport to outer London*.
  • Each additional bag costs £5 (with no size or weight restrictions**).
  • All luggage can be booked and delivered in hours; GPS tracked in real time from a user's smartphone; each booking is covered for £10,000; no amendment or cancellation fees; customers receive delivery updates by text/ email**.

  • * Please refer to website and the postcode search to check pick up / delivery locations
    ** Terms & Conditions apply, please refer to for full details

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