Bus company invests £2.1m in airport route

Kinchbus, the operator of the Skylink service service which connects Derby and Leicester with East Midlands Airport, has spent £2.1m on a dozen new ultra-low emission buses.

Each of the new Alexander Dennis Enviro200 buses exceeds the latest Euro VI emissions standard and emits less nitrogen dioxide than a new car. They also use green stop-start technology to further reduce emissions.

Kinchbus, the Loughborough operator of skylink, is also introducing newly refurbished Optare Versa buses to its town centre Kinchbus 11 and 12 routes as part of a sustained drive to improve reliability and punctuality.

Jeff Counsell, managing director at Kinchbus, said: “The new skylink buses will help us get people to and from work on time, at any time and help air passengers arrive in style for their flights.

“The arrival of the fantastic new buses to skylink and the newly revamped buses to Kinchbus 11 and 12 shows our commitment to constantly improving our customer experience in terms of the onboard quality and journey time.

“All our buses are COVID-secure with all the creature comforts to keep customers connected and comfortable. We look forward to welcoming everyone onboard.”