Newbury & District launches new Heathrow Airport service
Newbury & District has announced a new service directly connecting Basingstoke and Camberley to Heathrow Airport.
The new limited stop coach named Flightline 730/731 starts on 21 August with an introductory fare of £1 each way. It has been developed in partnership with Heathrow Airport. The operator says it will be a more cost-effective way of travelling to Heathrow with the extended ULEZ in London starting from 29 August.
“Newbury & District see this as a hybrid of a bus, coach and train service and a very high profile and exciting project for our company as well as the local area” – Robert Williams, Chief Executive Officer of Newbury & District
Robert Williams, Chief Executive Officer of Newbury & District, said: “Our aim is to fill several gaps that we have identified in the current bus and train network along the M3/A30 corridor. These are relatively easy to do by car, but difficult by bus or train until now.
“The service is not just for links to the airport, but all the connections in between, such as Basingstoke to Camberley.
“Newbury & District see this as a hybrid of a bus, coach and train service and a very high profile and exciting project for our company as well as the local area.
“We have four brand new coaches on order which will enter service in October and in the meantime we will be using modern double deck buses with high back seats, USB charging and free wifi.
“For the first two weeks of the service Flightline 730/731 will have an incredible offer of just £1 for any single journey regardless of distance.
“Flightline 730 and 731 will run up to every hour throughout the day from early to late making it the perfect option for travelling to Heathrow for flights or for workers at the airport.”