Oxford Bus Co invests £2m in Tourismos for airline
Oxford Bus Company has invested £2m in seven Mercedes-Benz Tourismos for its service to Heathrow Airport.
The new coaches will increase this airline service to every 20 minutes. An additional 12 departures will go between Oxford and Heathrow Airport daily from 28 May onwards, providing an extra 4,536 seats weekly. The upgrade in services from every 30 minutes to Heathrow Airport to every 20 minutes is being made to meet passenger demand.
The seven new coaches replace five vehicles, taking the overall fleet to 18 vehicles. Services between Oxford, High Wycombe and Gatwick Airport will remain the same.
The new coaches feature luxurious seating with seat trays, USB charging points, air conditioning and free wi-fi. The coaches also provide wheelchair access, toilets and extensive luggage capacity, as well as monitors with sat-nav displays to enable passengers to check progress on their journey.
“It’s fantastic to see the levels of international travel fully return, which has resulted in increased demand for our airline services” – Luke Marion, Oxford Bus Company Managing Director
Luke Marion, Oxford Bus Company Managing Director, said: “It’s fantastic to see the levels of international travel fully return, which has resulted in increased demand for our airline services.
“Our airline services provide crucial connectivity between Oxford, High Wycombe and Heathrow Airport and Gatwick Airport. The latest investment in our fleet and increasing our services further underpins our commitment to the service and providing our passengers with a first-class service.”
Matthew Wooll, Route Development Lead in Heathrow’s Surface Access Team, said: “Travelling more sustainably to Heathrow is very important, and our partnership with Oxford Bus Company is delivering some great improvements to the bus and coach network.
“We want to see many more passengers and colleagues choosing to use public transport to the airport, which takes cars off the road and reduces emissions and congestion, in line with our sustainability goals.”