That’s when the shared van ride service goes out of business, ceasing operations completely at airports in the US and Canada, as well as Europe, Latin America and Asia.
The company already has pulled out of several US airports, including Washington DC, Burbank, Sacramento, Phoenix, Baltimore and Minneapolis. and goes out of business completely at the end of 2019, leaving hundreds of franchise owners and drivers in the lurch along with customers.
It’s private car service, ExecuCar, also is shutting down.
The SuperShuttle website makes no mention of the shut-down and is still accepting reservations for airports including LaGuardia, JFK and Newark.
The website page for Media and Press has been scrubbed of any information, including press releases previous to the shutdown announcement.
As the saying goes – there’s no there there.
According to the travel trade site TravelPulse, Go Airport Shuttlle will pick up the slack in 85 US airports.
SuperShutte got its start in 1983 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), and expanded to some 100 cities and airports around the world, reportedly providing door-to-door service for more than eight million passengers a year.
But SuperShutte has been plagued by competition, including from other shared ride van services such as AirLink, express bus services like Airport Express in NYC and Flyaway express bus service at LAX, and from Uber and Lyft.
This is the second transportation service to shut down in recent weeks.
Juno’s parent company, Gett, killed off the NYC service with just six hours notice, while also announcing that Gett is partnering with Lyft to provide future service in NYC.
Evelyn Kanter also is the author of several NYC and Hudson Valley guidebooks, including my latest, 100 Things to Do in NYC Before You Die.