Alexander Dennis has delivered five Plaxton Panorama double deck coaches to West Coast Motors, who will run the new fleet for Scottish Citylink on the AIR service from Glasgow to Edinburgh Airport. The double-deckers are fitted with 75 comfortable and deeply upholstered seats. Amenities fitted to the seat backs include fold-down tables, reading lights, mobile device holders and USB chargers. On the lower deck, vis-à-vis seating is provided around two tables with integrated wireless device charging. In addition to the luggage hold, passengers can place their suitcases on a dedicated rack on the lower deck as well as smaller items in the overhead luggage racks provided above all seats. The new Plaxton Panorama coaches upgrade the popular AIR service, which connects Glasgow’s Buchanan Bus Station with Edinburgh Airport up to every 30 minutes, 24 hours a day. Provided in partnership with the airport and operated by West Coast Motors on behalf of Citylink, it is the only direct service between Scotland’s largest city and the country’s busiest airport.

Peter Knight, Operations Director for Scottish Citylink, said: “AIR continues to grow in popularity and this investment ensures that we are continuing to deliver further improvements for the many customers who travel on the route. These vehicles deliver extra capacity and game-changing amenities that we believe will lead to an even more enjoyable travel experience for our customers. By providing greater convenience, a more comfortable journey and improved on-board technology, we also look forward to attracting even more people on to our services. This investment by ourselves and our partners shows the future of coach travel is very bright.”

Citylink is a long distance express coach operator in Scotland, Ireland and England. The company was formed as a subsidiary of Scottish Transport Group in March 1985. Since September 2005 it has been operated as a 65/35 joint venture between ComfortDelGro and Stagecoach.

Plaxton Panorama per Citylink AIR 2019