Whittles takes delivery of new Plaxton Panther

Kidderminster-based Whittles Coaches has added a new 53-seat Plaxton Panther to its nine-strong coach fleet. Whittles was acquired by Johnsons Coach & Bus Travel in January 2015 and offers a UK coach holiday programme and a day trip programme which attracted more than 7,000 passengers in 2016. 

The new Panther features leather head- and arm-rests, extra legroom, air-conditioning, tea- and coffee-making facilities, toilet and DVD player. It will be used on a range of holidays and day excursions this summer as well as providing coach hire for local businesses, clubs and schools.

The vehicle’s highly fuel-efficient Euro 6 engine provides the latest in environmentally-friendly low emission coach travel together with top class quietness and comfort. 

“We are seeing a greater demand in our private coach hire sales from local businesses and schools in the past 12 months and this new investment will show our continuing commitment to furthering the growth of Whittles Coaches,” says Peter Johnson, operations director, Whittles Coaches.