United Airlines and Jaguar North America have launched the first gate-to-gate airport transfer service powered by an all-electric fleet in the US.

Starting at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, select MileagePlus Premier members can enjoy chauffeured rides between their connecting aircraft in the 2023 Jaguar I-PACE HSE, the first all-electric performance SUV from Jaguar.

The vehicles will go into service at United hubs in Denver, Houston, Newark/New York, Washington DC, San Francisco and Los Angeles by the end of the year.

‘Luxury and ease’

These SUVs are expected to make an estimated 60 trips per day and transfer more than 1,000 United customers daily.

“The new United-Jaguar ground transfer programme offers travellers a moment of luxury and ease, while also raising sustainability standards for the airline industry,” said marketing and loyalty VP and MileagePlus president Luc Bondar.

“United is working to lead with innovation and purpose that motivates the industry to do better for our customers and communities.

“Partnering with Jaguar to deploy an all-electric fleet is not only a smart business move, as we know customers consider sustainability when booking travel, it is the right thing to do.”

‘Sustainable future’

“We are thrilled to partner with United Airlines to further ignite the passion travellers have for eco-minded exploration, as sustainability and electrifying performance are at the heart of the Jaguar brand,” said Joe Eberhardt, president & CEO, Jaguar Land Rover North America.

“Both United and Jaguar have boldly pledged to advancing transportation technology that will help propel us towards a more sustainable future, and we are excited for travellers to have the opportunity to experience these innovations on the tarmac.”
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