FLYER for Leeds Bradford Airport

2 years ago Mon 19th Jul 2021

The FLYER network is the product of the excellent working relationship created between Transdev, West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Leeds Bradford Airport.

The three dedicated FLYER branded routes run from early morning until late at night seven days a week, and link Leeds, Bradford and Harrogate with the airport seven days a week, offering easy connections with flight arrivals and departures while delivering a vital post-pandemic boost for Yorkshire’s economy.

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The deal created 10 new jobs and secured 47 more at Transdev’s operating base for the new network at Idle, near Bradford. 

FLYER’s Yorkshire-built buses play a key role in tackling congestion and air pollution by providing a highly attractive alternative to driving, forming part of the region’s sustainable transport strategy. All are to Euro VI low emission standards.

Each FLYER bus offers customers a first-class travel experience at economy fares, including free Wi-Fi, wireless and USB power at every seat, plenty of luggage space, audio-visual next stop announcements, comfortable seating with leather headrests and double-glazed windows to enjoy Yorkshire views.

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The FLYER bus network is fully integrated with Yorkshire’s existing bus and train networks, with through ticketing to Leeds Bradford Airport from any rail station on the national network, and from departure points nationwide served by coach operators National Express and Megabus. All journeys to the Airport from any locations served by rail and coach can be made on one ticket. 

Transdev is operating the FLYER network in a multi-year contract which forms an integral part of our own growth strategy, with the aim of attracting new customers by creating buses that people are proud to be seen on.

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All three partners continue to share the vision of a high-quality, sustainable and integrated transport network, linking Leeds Bradford Airport with cities and towns across the region, and project further growth in both public transport use at the Airport and of the FLYER network itself in the future. 

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