Transdev’s Flyer takes off

Transdev has launched Flyer, a new bus network linking Harrogate, Leeds and Bradford with Leeds Bradford airport.

A new partnership between Transdev, West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Leeds Bradford Airport is delivering the new Flyer buses. A fleet of Optares are used on the service, which runs seven days a week. They feature wireless and USB power at every seat, luggage space, free wifi, comfortable seating with leather headrests and audio-visual next-stop announcements. Passengers can receive instant information on available space onboard via the free Transdev Go mobile app.

Three dedicated Flyer routes are running from early morning until late night. The services are integrated with Yorkshire’s existing bus and train networks, with through ticketing to Leeds Bradford Airport from any rail station on the national network, as well as from departure points nationwide served by coach operators National Express and megabus.

Flyer creates ten new jobs and secures 47 more at Transdev’s newly-acquired operating base for the new network at Idle, near Bradford.

Transdev CEO, Alex Hornby, said: “We’re delighted to have secured a multi-year contract to introduce these amazing Flyer buses to Yorkshire. This new service is a very important element of our growth strategy and will attract new customers by creating buses that people are proud to be seen on.

“Together with our partners, we’re creating and securing jobs while supporting Yorkshire’s long-term economic recovery, by delivering on our shared vision of a high-quality and integrated network that links the airport with our local cities and towns across the region.

“We are thrilled to welcome a great team into the Transdev family at our new base near the airport and we are all really excited to be entrusted to deliver this high-profile bus network for Yorkshire and meeting all our new customers.”

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