Irish operator Aircoach has returned to Volvo for the sixth time in four years adding eight B11R vehicles with Plaxton Panther bodywork to its majority Volvo fleet.
Aircoach, a wholly-owned subsidiary of FirstGroup, has purchased eight 12.6m vehicles. The new 49-seater coaches are earmarked for its non-stop express service to Cork.
“We purchased our first B11R in 2014 and have since added a further 40 Volvo vehicles to our fleet which is 70 per cent Volvo,” says Dervla McKay, managing director, Aircoach.
“The coaches are popular with our drivers, and the reliability we know we can expect from Volvo and Plaxton helps us provide a quality service to our customers. The B11R also comes out on top when considering the highly efficient Euro 6 engine, which really has a positive impact on our fuel costs and was a big deciding factor with this order. These coaches are certainly more fuel-efficient than the vehicles they have replaced.”
Aircoach provides a range of high frequency, scheduled coach services connecting Dublin Airport with Dublin city centre and its suburbs, as well as non-stop express services connecting Dublin Airport with both Cork and Belfast. Aircoach also operates staff and car park shuttle bus services at Dublin Airport and private hire services.