Operator, First Glasgow, is confident that the new service between the airport and the city centre will be popular with customers and has invested £2.1 million on a fleet of 10 state-of-the-art vehicles which is believes will ensure 'comfort and style'
Indeed, the buses supplied by Alexander Dennis Limited in Falkirk have been designed in a bespoke eye-catching new livery with a distinctive new logo and their matching interiors include luxury leather trimmed coach-style seating with extra legroom, air conditioning, contemporary wooden-effect flooring and under-seat airline style lighting.
It is also quixk to point out that the seats feature specially designed fabric that is exclusive to the Glasgow Airport Express service.
To help keep passengers connected while on board, the Glasgow Airport Express buses also feature the latest technology including complementary 4G Wi-Fi, USB charging points that will enable customers to charge their phones and tablets while on the move.
First Glasgow has also upgraded Stance 1 at Glasgow Airport, where customers board the service.
Benefits include improved signage and a new quicker queuing system with customer agents helping passengers, answering questions and selling tickets at the stance to speed up boarding times.
The fleet’s dedicated team of staff have been issued with smart new branded black and white uniforms accented by neck scarves and ties in same signal violet shade that forms the basis of the new bus livery.
Previously known as the Glasgow Shuttle, the Glasgow Airport Express is the fastest link to and from Glasgow Airport, transporting passengers from the airport to the city centre in just 15 minutes. Buses operate around the clock, 24 hours a day seven days a week for 364 days of the year with a main day frequency of up to 10 minutes.
John McConnell, head of commercial at Glasgow Airport, said: “With air passenger numbers continuing to grow at Glasgow Airport, we welcome First Glasgow’s investment in the Glasgow Airport route and its commitment to encouraging more travellers to use the service.
"The sleek design and enhanced facilities offered by the Glasgow Airport Express will help to improve the air passenger experience and boost connectivity to Glasgow and the wider Central Belt region.”