New National Express 'A1' service underlines position as market leader
National Express has underlined its position as the leader in affordable airport travel following a major new agreement with one of the UK's leading airports.
The UK's largest coach operator and London Luton Airport, the UK's fifth largest airport, have announced a major new agreement which will see National Express operate dedicated direct coach services between London Luton Airport and London Victoria Coach Station.
The new service will mean faster journey times, more frequent services, and more seats available at peak times for passengers getting to and from the airport. An enhanced timetable, specially-engineered around flight times, will further benefit customers.
At peak, coaches are timetabled to run every ten minutes, with 150 services travelling to and from the airport each day. This is equivalent to a third more seats than currently offered at peak times. The new service will open up the Airport's 100 destinations to passengers via the National Express network, connecting Bristol to Barcelona, Norwich to Nice and Oxford to Olbia in a whole new way.
Operational from May 1, the London Luton Airport A1 service is entirely dedicated to airport travellers, and significantly enhances the provision of convenient and cost-effective airport travel from the Capital.
Tom Stables, Managing Director UK Coach said: "We are thrilled to be working in partnership with London Luton Airport, a move which underlines our position as the leader in affordable airport travel. Last year, we operated more than five million passenger journeys to and from airports, and we believe there is no better way to travel than by coach. This new service will be a showcase of the exceptional standard of 21st century coach travel and we look forward to welcoming holidaymakers and business travellers alike."
Rupert Lawrie, Commercial Director, London Luton Airport commented: "The new National Express service continues our aim of delivering convenience and great value for passengers whilst supporting our commitment to increase the number of passengers travelling to and from the Airport on more sustainable modes of transport. The speed, frequency and quality of these new National Express services makes this means of public transport more feasible and attractive than ever before."
The route will be served by a 22-strong fleet of Caetano Levante coaches. Customers will benefit from a range of features on board every coach including, toilets, free WiFi, power sockets, business-class legroom and CCTV.
National Express operate airport services 24/7, taking people straight to the airport door.
For more information visit www.nationalexpress.com or call 08717 818178.