SAN ANTONIO (October 31, 2017) SuperShuttle, the nation’s largest airport ride sharing service, has reopened at San Antonio International Airport. The City of San Antonio awarded the Downtown Shuttle Service Concession to a partnership between Star Shuttle and Charter, Inc. and Carter Transportation.
“We are thrilled to be back at the San Antonio International Airport,” said Dave Bird, president of SuperShuttle International. “The City of San Antonio Aviation Department awarded the concession to two Texas power-house transportation providers: Star Shuttle and Charter, the Walker Family’s award-winning worldwide transportation service based out of San Antonio for 54 years; and, longtime Austin SuperShuttle Franchisee Carter Transportation.
“We chose to operate in San Antonio under the SuperShuttle brand because of its worldwide marketing and technology platform,” said Johnny Walker, CEO of Star Shuttle and Charter, Inc., and a long-standing member of the San Antonio community. According to Mr. Walker, “The SuperShuttle app is as advanced as any transportation reservation, dispatch and accounting system ever developed.” Walker added, “Star’s other main interest in SuperShuttle is its super-convenient and super-efficient service for customers including local business and leisure travelers as well as meeting and convention attendees.”
Carter has owned and operated the SuperShuttle airport franchise in Austin for 18 years, was named “SuperShuttle franchisee of the year” in 2016 and has consistently ranked in the top 3 SuperShuttle locations worldwide according to customer surveys.
Reservations can be made online at supershuttle.com or via mobile app. We encourage San Antonio residents and world travelers alike to download the SuperShuttle App. It allows customers to make reservations, self check-in, follow their van and ride now features.
Star Shuttle, Inc., is a family-owned diversified ground transportation firm headquartered in San Antonio with locations in San Antonio and Austin. Last year Star had sales of approximately $27 million and employs 550 persons. In addition to airport shuttle services, Star operates one of the region’s largest and newest charter bus and mini-bus fleets. Star also operates transit and paratransit services, transportation management, university and corporate contract shuttles, special event shuttles and black car and limousine service. Representative clients include PreK4SA, City of Round Rock Transit, UTSA Athletics, UT Austin football and men’s and women’s basketball; Baylor University Athletics, VIA Metropolitan Transit Authority, numerous corporations and high tech firms in San Antonio and Austin, TX. Star Shuttle also is the licensee of Gray Line Worldwide Tours for Central and South Texas and last week in Miami, Fl was awarded the North America consumer’s choice award for it’s Texas Hill Country & LBJ Ranch Tours, which depart daily to the Texas Hill Country from downtown San Antonio.
Carter Transportation SuperShuttle is owned and operated by William “Billy” Carter and his wife and business partner Kristi. They purchased the SuperShuttle of Austin operation from SuperShuttle International in 2001; becoming a franchisee of SuperShuttle Franchise Corporation. CTS is the primary company, doing business as SuperShuttle of Austin, and also added ExecuCar of Austin in the fall of 2009. Billy Carter started as a SuperShuttle driver in Dallas, moving up to through the ranks as Operations Manager, Director of ExecuCar and Assistant General Manager at DFW as well as other multiple locations within the SuperShuttle network before moving to Austin as its General Manager in 2001. Kristi Carter was named CEO and Director of Sales for Austin in 2001. Today, Carter Transportation is very active within the Austin community and hospitality industry, having currently and/or previously served in leadership roles within the Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau, The Austin Hotel and Lodging Association, Meeting Professionals International, Hospitality Sales & Marketing International, and Central Texas Limousine Association.
SuperShuttle International, based in Phoenix, Ariz., is a division of Transdev On Demand, Inc. SuperShuttle serves over 40 airports, carrying more than nine million passengers a year. SuperShuttle also provides ExecuCar sedan service at all airports served by SuperShuttle, including some of the largest in the country: Los Angeles, New York, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco. SuperShuttle is also available in Toronto and Vancouver Canada, Paris, France, Cancun and Los Cabo’s, Mexico, and Amsterdam, Holland.
Transdev On Demand, Inc. a division of Transdev based in Phoenix, includes SuperShuttle International and ExecuCar nationwide. Transdev On Demand, Inc. serves over 80 airports with its multiple service offerings in the on demand service space. It boasts some of the most fuel-efficient fleets utilizing propane and compressed natural gas, as well as partnerships with many leading airlines and travel wholesalers.
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