Ground transportation firm SuperShuttle is closing its operations in Nashville, Tennessee, including operations by its ExecuCar division, from October 11.
SuperShuttle’s last day of service in the Nashville area will be October 10.
“We are really sorry to close our operations in Nashville and we are particularly sad to discontinue our service to and from Ft. Campbell, Kentucky where we have been running regular airport shuttles for our soldiers with orders, as well as Operation Safe Ride for soldiers traveling to downtown Nashville for a night on the town,” says Dave Bird, SuperShuttle’s senior regional vice president.
SuperShuttle began service in Nashville in January 2008 upon acquisition of Nashville ShuttleMAX, LLC, which provided hotel airport transfers.
“Nashville was the first mid-size market we entered where other companies offered significant competing services,” says Bird. “While we developed a good following in Nashville, the competition for the customer who simply comes to the curb for a shuttle with no brand loyalty did not allow us to achieve the necessary passenger traffic for a profitable business. Due to the nature of the shared ride business and the need to create multiple passengers in a single vehicle, we will continue to limit our operations at [sic] mid size airports where we are the preferred contractor.”
SuperShuttle is contacting all passengers with reservations in the Nashville market. For more information, go to www.supershuttle.com or call 1-800-BLUEVAN.
SuperShuttle International is a division of Veolia Transportation On Demand and a subsidiary of Veolia Environnement, a Paris-based company which had annual revenues of $50 billion in 2008. SuperShuttle serves 36 U.S. airports and three in France, carrying more than eight million passengers a year. ExecuCar serves 35 airports, in 23 cities with over 450 vehicles including sedans and SUVs.
SuperShuttle and ExecuCar maintain offices in all of SuperShuttle’s major U.S. cities, including its national sales and marketing office in Phoenix. SuperShuttle serves some of the largest airports in the world including LAX, Kennedy, DFW, Washington Dulles, Miami International and Charles de Gaulle in Paris.