Stagecoach East Scotland improves airport links

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Stagecoach says vehicles allocated to both services include comfortable seating, air-conditioning and free WiFi
Stagecoach says vehicles allocated to both services include comfortable seating, air-conditioning and free WiFi

New hourly coach link launched between Fife and Glasgow Airport – and service from Fife to Edinburgh Airport goes 24/7

Stagecoach have extended the X24 route between Fife and Glasgow Airport to operate hourly between St Andrews, Cupar, Glenrothes, Halbeath Park & Ride, Dunfermline, Kincardine, Glasgow city centre, Braehead Shopping Centre and Glasgow Airport.

Operated by Volvo B12BT coaches, the vehicle can seat up to 65 passengers with one wheelchair, other features include: air-conditioning, free WiFi, power sockets, an on board toilet, reclining seats and large luggage lockers, perfect for suitcases. One of the coaches for the route has been rebranded as ‘Express JET Connect’ to be easily recognisable on the road and more coaches will be rebranded in the coming months.

Andrew Jarvis, Managing Director, Stagecoach East Scotland said: “We’re excited to be launching a new route to Glasgow Airport, providing a direct public transport link, straight to the terminal.

“The Express JET Connect route provides a great value travel option to reach the airport. Our period return tickets are valid for up to 28 days so there’s no need to worry about airport parking, customers can just jump on the coach to start their holiday.”

Journeys from Fife to Glasgow Airport run from 0348hrs every day, until the last trip returns from the airport at 2235hrs.

In a related development, the JET747 service to Edinburgh Airport has recently started operating 24/7. The service provides a direct link from Fife to Edinburgh Airport up to every 30 minutes, departing from Halbeath Park & Ride, Inverkeithing rail station, Ferrytoll Park and Ride and Edinburgh Airport.

Three newly branded, Optare Versas were added to the route at the beginning of the summer and feature free WiFi, air-conditioning, luggage racks and leather seats – making the trip to the airport more enjoyable.

To coincide with the increased frequency of the JET747 service, Halbeath and Ferrytoll Park & Ride car parks will be open 24/7.