Bath to Bristol Airport bus service will help sell city to the world, says business leaders
A new bus service between Bristol Airport and Bath has been welcomed by city and business leaders.
Bath Bus Company announced last month plans to launch the service this spring.
Ian Bell, executive director of Bath Chamber of Commerce and Initiative in Bath and North East Somerset, said the service would help sell the city to the world.
He said: “We really support the airport's efforts in continuing to increase its range of routes which bring in people for business reasons and we hope to see more of them in Bath which will hugely benefit
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the local economy."
Bath’s MP Don Foster said “Bristol Airport is a vital part of Bath’s economy bringing tourism and business to the city – I’m delighted that this much needed bus service will now be available to residents and
The new service will have its own dedicated fleet of five refurbished double-decker buses and will provide a direct link between Bath and Bristol Airport for the first time.
The route includes stops in Saltford, Keynsham, Hengrove and Bishopsworth before joining the A38 and dropping passengers directly in front of the terminal.
The service will run hourly, with the first arrival from Bath at 4.15am and the last departure from the airport at 11.30pm.
Martin Curtis, of the Bath Bus Company said: “There have long been calls for better links between Bath city centre and Bristol Airport.
“Our new service will provide not only a fast and convenient service to the Airport for holiday and business travellers, but will also greatly improve transport for incoming visitors to Bath.”