Airline coach service to increase frequency
Go-Ahead Group-owned Oxford Bus Company is to increase the frequency of its Airline coach service to Heathrow Airport from 17 May 2021.
It coincides with the news of the UK’s travel green list and the anticipated increase in air travel. Initially this will be focused on domestic flights and a small number of overseas destinations. Services between Oxford and Heathrow Airport will operate hourly daily from 17 May. The service connects Oxford with Lewknor, High Wycombe Coachway and Heathrow Airport. The Airline service to Gatwick remains suspended. However, it is expected this route will return later this summer, as international travel opportunities return.
The Airline fleet comprises of 11 Mercedes-Benz Tourismos and five Volvo B11R Plaxton Elite i Interdecks. The coaches feature at-seat trays, plus USB charging points and power-sockets. There are also monitors on-board, with sat-nav displays to enable passengers to check progress on their journey. The coaches also boast free wifi, wheelchair access and generous luggage capacity.
“This is another positive development and our first step in supporting people wishing to take international or domestic flights” – Phil Southall, Oxford Bus Company Managing Director
Phil Southall, Oxford Bus Company Managing Director, said: “This is another positive development and our first step in supporting people wishing to take international or domestic flights. Our Airline service to Heathrow has been operating right through the pandemic and is a key part of connectivity to Heathrow Airport and we look forward to welcoming back more of our customers. We are in continued talks with our airport partners and are confident of re-introducing the Gatwick service as the number of countries on the green list grows.”