Tuesday 11 February 2020

Launchpad - An interview with FlightBox Chief Executive Officer, Khalid Medaghri,

Launchpad - An interview with FlightBox Chief Executive Officer, Khalid Medaghri,

FlightBox

When were you launched?

  • FlightBox was founded in Sept 2018 and sales started in June 2019.

Where are you based?

  • Paris.

How many people are working for the company?

  • Six.

Sum up what your company/product does in one sentence

  • Provide complete travel kits with multi-brand essential personal care products in cabin accepted format.

Why is it unique?

  • There are four reasons why we are unique:
    • Totally dedicated to travel size personal care products
    • Offer ready-to-board multi-brand kits
    • In multiple offerings: organic, zero waste, pop, luxury
    • Socially engaged: all boxes are assembled by people with disabilities

What problem does it solve?

  • Travel size limitations in cabin luggage and short stays convenience overall.

What platforms is it available on/can integrate with?

  • The website FlightBox.fr and Amazon.

What markets is it available in?

  • B2C: FlightBox website + Amazon; B2B: Duty-Free Paris + pharmacies + Corporate Concierge.

Which companies are using it already?

  • Lagardère Travel Retail, SNCF (French railways), China Southern Airlines + a network of 26 major french companies through corporate concierge.

What do travel managers like about it?

  • Improves the business travel experience for employees.

Why do travellers like it?

  • Travel size products, quality of products, completeness, diversity of products and brands, sustainability, social impact.

What are your growth plans?

  • Sell 1 million travel kits within three years
  • Integrate within flight booking and accommodation booking platforms for Top 10 airline and accommodation players
  • Be part of loyalty programme of airline and business travel managers
  • Be present in all European Duty-free shops

Why are you exhibiting in the Launchpad?

  • Gain visibility to be provider of travel managers and integrate with flight/accommodation platforms.
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