Manchester Airport Group has added 14 Euro 6 Optare Versas to its fleet. The buses are operating on car park routes around Manchester Airport and were purchased as part of an ongoing fleet replacement programme replacing existing vehicles with higher capacity vehicles to meet the demands of increasing passenger footfall.
The Euro 6, 11.7m Versas seat up to 25 and are fitted with luggage racks and Wi-Fi to enhance the customer experience.
Andy Willis, Manager of Passenger Transport Operations at Manchester Airport Group, said, “We already have a number of Optare Versas in our fleet and we find them to be extremely popular with our customers. We aspire to offer our customers the highest quality passenger experience and the latest in green engine technology, the purchase of these vehicles is part of our programme to reduce carbon by 80,000 tonnes by 2018.”
Tim Matthews, Head of Sales at Optare, said, “I am delighted to see these Versas with the latest Euro 6 engine technology in service so close to where they are manufactured.”