BusyBus announces Manchester Airport departure point

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Sightseeing tour operator BusyBus has added Manchester Airport to its list of departure points – offering those living in or visiting the city the chance to enjoy its narrated sightseeing tours to The Lake District, North Wales and Yorkshire.

The operator has been running award-winning full-day tour ‘adventures’ from both Liverpool and Chester for 15 years.

BusyBus’ new Manchester-based tours will begin running from Monday, June 11 at the airport’s train station, in partnership with the airport.

The company said it chose the location, due to its “excellent connectivity both to incoming visitors and all parts of Manchester via the frequent and economical rail and tram connections.”

The partnership came about due to Manchester Airport’s desire to increase its own tourism offering.

A fleet of purpose-built, 16-passenger touring minibuses provide transport for those on the tours, and are able to explore routes that larger vehicles can’t.

Vera de Ruiter, Operations Director, BusyBus, said: “We’re really excited to be partnering Manchester Airport with its superb transport hub to both encourage more visitors to Manchester and provide additional things to see and do for the locals.

“We’ve invested in the best vehicles and, more importantly, the best tour escorts who love their jobs almost as much as our clients love their days out. We’ve been overwhelmed with the welcome and support we have had from Manchester Airport and Marketing Manchester in making this happen.”

Andrew Saunders, Surface Access Strategy Manager, Manchester Airport, added: “As the UK’s global gateway in the North, it is important for us to have connections to our neighbouring northern cities, so I am delighted that the BusyBus will now be departing from Manchester Airport.

“Our catchment area is vast, with a whole host of fantastic towns, cities and countryside on our doorstep for people to explore, so I’m sure this sightseeing tour will prove incredibly popular with our incoming passengers and locals alike.”