Tuesday 1 December 2020

Oxford Airline to Gatwick Re-instated

Oxford Bus Company will reinstate its Airline coach service to Gatwick Airport from Sunday and operate more services to Heathrow Airport.

It is increasing the number of journeys between Oxford and Heathrow and Gatwick airports to match services with new levels of demand and continue to support social distancing measures.

Services between Oxford and Heathrow Airport will operate hourly throughout the day and a service to Gatwick Airport will run every two hours as they did prior to the most recent lockdown. Customers are asked to check the website and timetables for more information.
The bus company has worked with both Oxford University and Oxford Brookes to identify areas of expected high demand from students. Reduced vehicle capacities will be maintained to help facilitate social distancing on-board all services. 
Customers are still asked to pay using contactless payments, purchase tickets in advance from the app or website if possible. Enhanced cleaning regimes on all vehicles are being maintained and carefully monitored, with a continued greater focus on high-touch areas.

Phil Southall, Oxford Bus Company managing director, said: “We have made a lot of positive changes to our Airline timetables to match supply to expected demand and help everyone make the journeys they need too. I would encourage people to visit our websites to check timetables and plan their journeys.

“It is encouraging to be able to increase our Airline services at this time and we will of continue to monitor demand. The increase in frequencies also ensures we allow customers to continue to practice social distancing on-board our coaches.

"Our focus throughout Covid-19 has been customer and colleague welfare, cleanliness, social distancing and matching services to demand.”