Luxury Coach & Transportation

February 2019

Magazine for the professional limousine, charter and tour industry.

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MOTORCOACH: OPERATOR PROFILE Corporate Coach Charter started three decades ago running buses with an approach full of potential. Article and photos by Martin Romjue, LCT editor L OS ANGELES — Operator Paul Eshaghi was well ahead of industry trends in 1990 when he went from owning a traditional limousine company to starting a corporate-centered motorcoach service. Eshaghi, owner of Los Angeles-based Corporate Coach Charter & Tours (CCC), upgraded the traditional set-in- ways charter bus model with a service and quality standard that resonates today, as more chauffeured transporta- tion companies widen their reach into luxury coaches. With 29 years of coach and bus expe- rience, his company sets a standard with some valuable lessons for opera- tors either getting into coaches or run- ning coaches and limousines. "We had targeted the corporate groups and brought some extra things the bus industry at that time especially didn't really offer, and applied it to our vans and minibuses," Eshaghi says. To distinguish itself, CCC focused on safety and service, providing those amenities and attentions charter business services typically lacked. at would include a driver in a shirt and tie, bottled water, and now Wi-Fi service. He realized success in mo- torcoach operations goes well beyond getting a group from point A to point B. He now runs mostly black-on-black, high-end coaches and minibuses. Limo Industry Origins Paul Eshaghi stared in the industry 35 1 8 WWW.LCTMAG.COM LUXURY COACH & TRANSPORTATION FEBRUARY 2019 Paul Eshaghi got an early start on a concept that has gained momentum in today's industry: Motorcoach transportation as a luxury service. Big City Charter Bus Company Adopted Luxury Model Early

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