Drivers who chauffeur Emirates first class and business passengers, have been told the airline will be ending the contract with Manchester based chauffeur company.
Documents seen by TheChauffeur.com reveal how Laura Murphy, from Sapphire Travel Management, the latest incarnation of PCS Chauffeurs, has notified its drivers that the company has lost the prestigious Emirates contract, to a yet unnamed company.
The message told drivers; “With deep regret I must inform you that our major customer, Emirates, has today given us notice of contract termination.”
Show For Me Limited, which trades as Sapphire Travel Management took over the contract after the collapse of PCS Events Limited following the successful corporate prosecution of the company by trading standards for a multi-million mile car clocking conspiracy.
Since then, Sapphire Travel Management which only had a fleet of a few vehicles, inherited over a hundred PCS vehicles in late November, a fleet which could be now predominately be surplus to requirements. The Emirates contract apparently accounted for around ninety percent Sapphire Travel Management’s income.
PCS Chauffeurs provided chauffeur services for Emirates for eight years for business and first class passengers out of Manchester, Newcastle and Birmingham airports.
Emirates and Sapphire Travel Management has been asked to comment on the announcement.