Sunday, 21 June 2015


Summer upgrade for Airlink

Look out for new buses hitting the streets from 1st July

From Lothian Buses comes news that Airlink passengers will experience a new fleet of buses for their journeys this summer.

Twelve new Airlink buses will join the fleet from 1st July.
As well as having a brand new livery, the new look Wrightbus 'Gemini 3' double deck buses have a stylish glass staircase partition and integrated glass roof.  They are all fitted with luxury leather seating, wifi, table areas and CCTV as well as plug sockets and USB points.

Jim McFarlane, General Manager and Chair of Lothian Buses, said:

With the ongoing expansion and success of Edinburgh Airport, and demand for public transport increasing now is an excellent time to invest in an upgraded fleet.  Just as air passengers’ increased expectations are being met by development at the airport, we too need to keep pace and these new buses will provide improved facilities for all travellers.
Lesley Hinds, Chair of Transport for Edinburgh, said:

This investment in Airlink further improves what was already an excellent service. With the start of the summer season and Edinburgh’s fantastic line up of festivals and events, Transport for Edinburgh is well placed to provide passengers with two first class options to get into the heart of the city and beyond.
John Watson, Chief Commercial Officer at Edinburgh Airport, said:

Edinburgh has a superb public transport network. We see thousands of passengers from all over the world, choose to take advantage of the Airlink service every week.  The new fleet of vehicles will enhance the passenger experience, making their journey to and from the airport more relaxing and memorable.
Airlink (Lothian Buses Service 100) is Edinburgh’s dedicated express service between the Airport and City Centre. Buses run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Contributor Paul Beardsley was one of the many who visited the banks of the River Mersey recently to witness the sight of the maritime '3 Queens'. A fine set of images from the event have been placed into an album on the Features site and can now be viewed by clicking  here