Manchester Airport hands taxi contract to Arrow

MANCHESTER Airport has awarded an exclusive five-year private hire contract to Leeds taxi business Arrow.

The firm plans to invest £700,000 in a new fleet of vehicles which will operate from pick-up points from the airports’ three terminals.

Chairman David Richmond said: “We are delighted to be working with Manchester Airport to provide a high quality, seamless taxi private hire service that befits the high standard of one of Europe’s largest airports.

“We bring unrivalled experience from our Leeds Bradford Airport and East Midlands Airport operation offering passengers a high quality, value for money, pre-paid service.”

Arrow was awarded a similar concession at Leeds Bradford Airport in January 2008 and a further five-year contract at East Midlands Airport in 2009.

Mr Richmond originally bought the company in 2004 when it had just 20 cars in the fleet. His earlier businesses included Scorpio, a Leeds-based print and finishing company sold in 2003 with a £20m turnover and 500 staff.