Yellow Buses has landed a major deal with the owners of Bournemouth International Airport.
Manchester Airports Group (MAG) has awarded the Yellows the prestigious contract to run the A1 shuttle bus.
Formerly operated by Discover Dorset, the hourly service runs from 0700 to 1900hrs, seven days a week. It links Bournemouth Airport and the business park with Bournemouth town centre and main hubs within the Yellows’ network. Yellow Buses is making several enhancements to the service, which include serving the Royal Bournemouth Hospital bus hub.
Yellow Buses will run a dedicated single-decker on the service, initially using its eye-catching ADL Enviro200 Jubilee liveried bus. The bus, which features leather seats and wood effect floors, became a popular attraction on the roads during last year’s Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
The MAG contract is for a minimum of three years.
Derek Lott, Yellow Buses’ MD, said: “We’re delighted to be awarded this contract by MAG.
“We believe there is great potential to grow the service and will be working closely with the airport to increase the number of bus passengers travelling to and from the airport and business park.”
Paul Knight, MD of Bournemouth Airport, said: “We welcome Yellow Buses to the site and look forward to them providing beneficial services to the staff who are based at the airport, and on the Business Park, but also for the passengers who want to use our airport and travel here using public transport.
“We look forward to a strong partnership between Bournemouth Airport and Yellow Buses.”
Bournemouth Airport serves around 600,000 passengers and 36 destinations annually.