Air Travel Made Easier With the Establishment of the First Airport Forwarding Location
BOSTON, May 8, 2006 – Luggage Forward, the premier provider of door-to-door luggage and sports equipment delivery, is pleased to announce the opening of the company’s first walk-up forwarding location. Luggage Forward will open a fully staffed counter at the Nantucket Memorial Airport (ACK), the second busiest airport in New England, for the 2006 summer season. The company will be the only firm in the luggage forwarding industry to establish a satellite location to better serve its clients. This step marks another industry first as Luggage Forward continues to lead with its innovative, customer-centric business model.
“Our experience has shown that Nantucket has an unusually high concentration of visitors who utilize our service,” said Zeke Adkins, VP of Marketing at Luggage Forward. “We have established a presence here to even better assist our clients overcome the occasional inconveniences associated with traveling to and from an island like Nantucket.”
Luggage Forward selected the Nantucket Memorial Airport as the location in which to pioneer this model due to the nature of travel to and from the island. The seasonal volume of air passengers and typical size of aircraft serving island of Nantucket presents an inherent luggage issue to both commercial and private air passengers.
Commercial passengers with bags exceeding the limits of the smaller aircraft servicing Nantucket will be able to go directly to the Luggage Forward counter and forward their bags. They will be sent directly to the passengers’ homes or final destinations without the worry associated with waiting for them to make it on the flight to the mainland for their connection.
More than 25 percent of the flights to and from Nantucket are private aircraft. They are subject to weight and balance restrictions often preventing them from accommodating a full load of passengers and baggage. When the last minute guest decides to grab a ride home, but the plane cannot accommodate their bags, Luggage Forward provides the ideal solution.
“Nantucket Memorial Airport is pleased to have Luggage Forward on site, to provide a service that will aid in making air travel easier and convenient in an age of crowded airplanes and security screening that is often a cumbersome ordeal,” said Al Peterson, Airport Manager at Nantucket Memorial Airport. “We hope the service is a contributor to making flying fun.”
The official opening will take place in advance of Memorial Day Weekend 2006 – the kick-off of the island’s busiest season. There is a great deal of excitement and anticipation on the part of the Nantucket Airport Commission, the airlines serving the ACK airport, and most of all, the island’s frequent visitors. Luggage Forward takes another step in its mission to offer convenience in travel.
About Luggage Forward
Luggage Forward, the leading provider of guaranteed door-to-door luggage and sports equipment delivery to more than 200 countries worldwide, offers a wide range of specialized forwarding options allowing clients the convenience of traveling without their luggage. The company’s industry-leading website, www.luggageforward.com, provides dynamically generated instant price quotes, online order booking and real-time luggage tracking. Clients choosing to book by phone speak to a dedicated Forwarding Specialist who individually monitors the shipment from initial inquiry to delivery using advanced order tracking technology. By eliminating long waits, the aggravation of lost luggage and the burden of carrying heavy bags, Luggage Forward allows clients to experience total travel convenience. For more information: www.luggageforward.com.