£2m bus service takes off at Glasgow Airport

£2m bus service takes off at Glasgow Airport

First Glasgow, Scotland’s largest bus operator has invested £2.1m in creating a brand new, dedicated service connecting Glasgow Airport with the city centre.

The Glasgow Airport Express fleet entered operation on 21 July, introducing 10 state-of-the-art vehicles which aim to deliver passengers to their destination in “comfort and style”.

The new fleet have been supplied by Alexander Dennis Limited, in Falkirk, and leather coach-style seating, extra legroom, air conditioning, wooden-effect flooring and under-seat airline style lighting.

While onboard passengers can also stay connected thanks to features such as 4G Wi-Fi and USB charging points.

First Glasgow has also upgraded Stance 1 at Glasgow Airport, where customers board the service.

Previously known as the Glasgow Shuttle, the Glasgow Airport Express is the fastest link to and from Glasgow Airport, transporting passengers from the airport to the city centre in just 15 minutes.

Fiona Kerr, managing director of First Glasgow, said: “We’re really excited about the

launch of our new Glasgow Airport Express fleet - it’s brilliant news for our customers, who we’re sure will enjoy these specially designed sleek, modern and comfortable vehicles fitted with the latest technology. 

 “As a Scottish-based business, I’m extremely proud that our Glasgow Airport Express buses were manufactured in Falkirk by another Scottish-based business, Alexander Dennis Ltd and who worked closely with us to deliver a bus designed around our specific requirements.

“By investing in Scottish engineering, we are supporting jobs and skills that will help to maintain our country’s world-leading reputation for innovation.”

Colin Robertson, chief executive of Alexander Dennis Limited, said: “We are delighted that ADL is First Glasgow’s sole bus supplier this year.  We take this as a ringing endorsement of our product quality, aftermarket support and partnership with the team at First Glasgow.”

John McConnell, head of commercial at Glasgow Airport, said: “With air passenger numbers continuing to grow at Glasgow Airport, we welcome First Glasgow’s investment in the Glasgow Airport route and its commitment to encouraging more travellers to use the service.”

Buses operate around the clock, 24 hours a day seven days a week for 364 days of the year with a main day frequency of up to 10 minutes.  

 

 

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