Friday 27 October 2023

Phillips International Travel Continues 43-Year Tradition With New Plaxton Panther

Alexander Dennis has announced that it has delivered a new Plaxton Panther coach to family business Phillips International Travel.

This new coach has been named 'Coronation Sovereign' in honour of King Charles III. It continues the Worcestershire operator’s 43-year tradition of only buying Plaxton coaches.

The Scarborough-built Panther has a reliable Volvo B8R chassis with fuel-efficient Euro VI engine. Its 49 reclinable seats have extra legroom and individual ventilation, reading lights, arm rests, foot rests, and fold down tables. 
As a new feature for the company, every seat now features USB charging sockets. The interior has been designed to the operator’s specifications to ensure maximum comfort for its customers.

Alexander Dennis Sales Manager New & Used Coach Sales, Simon Wood, handed over the new coach and said: “We’re proud to continue to support small coach firms like Phillips International Travel. 
This new Plaxton Panther will upgrade the excellent programme of tours, day excursions and European coach holidays provided by this true family business for its discerning customers.”

Phillips International Travel Director Julian Phillips added: “We would like to thank our loyal customers. Without the frequent custom of so many people, our family business would not be in a position to renew our vehicles. 
The past three years of COVID lockdowns and rocketing fuel prices have been tough to navigate, so we are extremely proud to have steadied the proverbial ship and finally be able to invest in renewing our small fleet once again.”

The Phillips fleet is based entirely on Plaxton vehicles