Taking flight

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New starter Crewflyer recently turned heads with a partnership with Megabus to serve Gatwick Airport. James Day visits the company to learn about how a niche air crew transport service has enjoyed such a successful start

In late 2017, Megabus announced that it had partnered with a new minibus operator, Crewflyer, to expand its service to cover Brighton. As yet another example of a large operator delving into smaller vehicles, I felt it was worth travelling down to Three Bridges to pay the company a visit.

I met with Lisa Stevens, who handles the operator’s marketing, to find out more on the new operation, set up just five months ago by former air crew member Adam Miller.

The service

Crewflyer was created as a dedicated transfer service primarily for air crew to get to and from work. The service travels between Brighton and Gatwick, though many of the staff members on board will travel on to Heathrow as well. It’s a 24 hour service, and the company claims it is currently the only operator to offer such a service.[…]

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