ComfortDelgro – BT
Comfort DelGro gets 800 new licences in Chengdu
COMFORTDELGRO Corporation, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Chengdu ComfortDelGro Taxi Co Ltd, has been awarded 800 new taxi licences by the Chengdu Municipal Government, making it the second largest taxi operator in the city with 1,050 taxis.
With the new licences, Chengdu ComfortDelGro Taxi will be placing an order for 800 new Sagitar taxis to supplement the existing fleet, the group said.
It will then have just 146 fewer taxis than its largest competitor, which has 1,196 taxis.
The licences, which cost about 10,000 yuan (S$1,950) each annually, represent the largest number the municipal government has ever awarded to a single operator in recent times, according to Comfort.
Including the latest Chengdu addition, ComfortDelGro now operates close to 36,000 taxis worldwide.
Of this, about 10,600 are in China – representing over two-thirds the size of the Singapore fleet. Besides taxi services, the group also operates car rental and leasing services, a vehicle inspection centre and a driving school in Chengdu.
The group aims to derive 70 per cent of its total revenue from overseas within the next four to six years.