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SCOTTISH CITYLINK LAUNCHES FIRST DIRECT COACH SERVICE BETWEEN EDINBURGH AIRPORT AND GLASGOW CITY CENTRE

· Five new coaches to provide dedicated service

· Coaches will run every 30 minutes during peak hours

· Citylinkair offers the cheapest and only direct method of public transport between the two locations

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Scottish Citylink has today launched the first coach service to operate between Edinburgh Airport and Glasgow city centre.

The new Citylinkair service provides a direct, non-stop service between Glasgow’s Buchanan Bus Station and Edinburgh Airport, with journey times of just one hour.

Delivering a regular direct service, the new coach link operates from morning until night, allowing passengers to catch the first service which leaves Glasgow at 0400hrs, and arrive in time for the earliest flight departure from Edinburgh Airport. The last service leaves the airport at 2230hrs.

The journey is expected to take no more than one hour each way, with services operating every 30 minutes during peak times. The new link offers the quickest method of public transport to get from Edinburgh Airport into the heart of Glasgow.

The Citylinkair fleet is made up of five brand new Scania K360 vehicles with Irizar i6 body. The coaches seat 59 people or 55 plus a wheelchair and have ample space for passengers’ full designated luggage allowance.

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Elizabeth Esnouf, Managing Director for Stagecoach Coaches and Special Activities said:- “We’re delighted to be introducing this new service for passengers travelling between Scotland’s biggest city and its busiest airport. Following valuable feedback from customers we decided to introduce this new route to help passengers save time and money when travelling to and from Edinburgh airport. They can sit back and relax without worrying about the hassle of driving or the cost of car parking.”

“As this is the only service of its kind, we recommend that passengers book early so they can get the best possible deal and be certain to get a seat.”

Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport, said:- “It’s fantastic news that we can now offer our passengers more choice on how they can travel to and from Edinburgh Airport.

“We look forward to welcoming more of our friends from west coast to Edinburgh Airport – where Scotland meets the world.

“This new service from our partners at Citylink will allow more passengers to experience our world-leading services and hospitality by improving the transport connections between Edinburgh Airport and Glasgow city centre.”

Tickets can be bought on the bus but discounts are available online, if booked in advance. Discounted returns called Apex Returns are available if booked more than 48 hours in advance.

To buy a ticket for this route, go to: www.citylink.co.uk/citylinkair.php

Pictures by Lesley Martin

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