Airport shuttle allows flexible connection to the airport via App
On-demand shuttle for Paderborn-Lippstadt Airport
From now on, travelers will come to the Paderborn-Lippstadt Airport and back home in comfort. A new on-demand offer brings customers without a fixed timetable or routes flexibly from a desired address to the airport and vice versa. Operator of the new offer is BVO Busverkehr Ostwestfalen GmbH, a regional bus company of the DB Regio Bus.
The technical platform was developed by ioki, Deutsche Bahn's subsidiary for intelligent on-demand mobility. The new service is incredibly easy: With the "Airport Shuttle Paderborn-Lippstadt" app, customers book a ride - either spontaneously or up to 30 days in advance. The service is available around the clock and is 1,75 euros per kilometer below the prices of a large-capacity taxi, but above the regular bus traffic. The service area extends from Warendorf, Lippstadt and Warstein in the west to Höxter in the east.
In the south we drive to Bad Naumburg and Kassel and in the north to Minden and Petershagen. The new offer is initially in trial operation for six months and is carried out with 20 minibuses. Guido Verhoefen, Head of Marketing and Business Development at DB Regio Bus, explains: "In many cases, the classic bus is the right offer for the mobility needs of our customers. But more and more flexibility is needed in the offer. The Paderborn-Lippstadt Airport is a prime example of this: Here we combine the quality and reliability of a traditional transport company on site with state-of-the-art on-demand technology. "
"The highlight of this new mobility offer is the intelligent algorithm from ioki. In the background, he ensures that passengers with similar routes are bundled into carpools and transported together. If a trip is shared, there is a 10 percent discount. So we relieve the roads and the environment, "says Michael Barillère-Scholz, Managing Director of ioki. "We are the first airport to offer this shuttle service and are very proud to be at the forefront of smart mobility offerings. The Airport Shuttle Paderborn-Lippstadt is an attractive addition to our passengers' arrival and departure with public transport and private cars,"emphasizes Dr. med. Marc Cezanne, Managing Director of Flughafen Paderborn-Lippstadt GmbH.
"Not only do we have enough vehicles, we also have qualified drivers who provide the shuttle service. Therefore, we took up the idea immediately and are very curious how the passengers accept the offer, "emphasizes Michael Pölz from the BVO.