Five new Irizar i6-bodied Scania tri-axle coaches entered service on Scottish Citylink’s high-profile CitylinkAIR service on Friday (July1) – co-incidentally, the route’s third anniversary.
Operated by West Coast Motors, the new look, blue and silver coaches replace the route’s previous dedicated fleet of Irizar i6-bodied Scanias, which was launched in July 2013 and links Edinburgh Airport and Glasgow city centre.
Each new coach is equipped with USB sockets and 4G WiFi, and can seat 59 or 55 plus a wheelchair.
David Frenz, Scottish Citylink Operations Manager said: “This route, which serves Scotland’s busiest airport, has gone from strength to strength over the last three years, with thousands of people benefitting from the service every week.”
Four further stops were added to the route in May 2014, allowing employees and visitors heading to Maxim Park to benefit from an additional stop. Passengers can also board and alight at Harthill, Newbridge and Ratho.
Delivering a regular direct service, the coach link operates between 0355hrs and 2215hrs from Glasgow City Centre and between 0500hrs and 2330hrs from Edinburgh Airport.