Lucketts invests £2.3m

Lucketts Travel Group has invested £2.3m in its front line fleet. Last summer, the operator added two new 53 seat Scania OmniExpress executive coaches, each worth £270,000. One is now serving customers using its Coliseum Coaches division in Southampton, while the other is used by Lucketts Travel customers, which has its headquarters in Fareham. At the start of this year, the company acquired a 61-seater Van Hool Altano and a 59-seater Scania Irizar i6, both of which will be used for Coliseum Coaches’ excursions and cruise transfers. It is also investing in two Scania Caetano Levantes, each worth £294,000. These will be used from March on National Express routes from Portsmouth to Heathrow and Victoria, from Southsea to Bristol, from Brighton to London and from Gatwick Airport to Victoria. In April, it will take a further two Irizar i6 53 seat coaches, which will be used exclusively by the Lucketts Travel holiday and excursion programme. Lucketts Travel Group now has more than 100 vehicles in its fleet across its three depots, which carry over a million passengers each year.

Lucketts Director, Ian Luckett, said, ‘These new additions to the Lucketts Travel Group fleet are part of a continuous programme of investment that ensures we remain the leading coach firm in our region and underpins our growth plan for the coming years. It also ensures our customers have industry-leading comfort and service when they are on trips with us, whether on our holidays and excursions or they have hired the coach privately. We are committed to growing our business and the investment we make in our fleet, in the training of our staff and in the technology we use ensures we will continue to be at the forefront of the industry. These new coaches represent a significant investment and the group’s continuing commitment to its customers, not just in the coaches they see on our roads every day of the year, but in all our staff, the communities we serve and in minimising our impact on the environment.’

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