Saturday, 22 December 2012

Inverness Bus Station - 11

Here we see the special JET bus standing at Inverness Airport ready to transport passengers to Inverness Bus Station.

Due to the low levels of population density in the Highlands, most of our buses are just single deckers - but on busy routes such as that to the airport, double deckers are used.

Inverness Airport is an international airport situated at Dalcross, 7 NM (13 km; 8.1 mi) north east of the city of Inverness in Highland, Scotland. The airport is the main gateway for travellers to the north of Scotland with a wide range of scheduled services throughout the United Kingdom, and limited scheduled service to Continental Europe.

Limited charter and freight flights also operate throughout the UK and Europe. 581,956 passengers passed through the airport in 2011. It is owned by Highlands and Islands Airports Limited who own most of the regional airports in mainland Scotland and the outlying islands.

Stagecoach in Inverness JET service operates up to every 30 minutes connecting Inverness, Nairn, Forres and Elgin with Inverness Airport.

The JET 11 service was originally introduced in July 2007 improving links from Inverness, Nairn and Croy to Inverness Airport. This upgrade was funded by HITRANS who secured £2.1Million from the Scottish Government’s bus route development scheme.

The bus link from Elgin to Inverness Airport and Inverness to Inverness Aiport takes the strain out of travelling to the plane for passengers from Moray, Nairnshire and Inverness.

The link also offers much more than an opportunity for direct travel to the airport. The Jet vehicles are easily recognisable and are all low floor easy access vehicles, meaning the route is an excellent choice for people who need to take a pram, buggy or wheelchair aboard. Moreover, the JET offers real business class comfort to passengers, with leather seats as standard.

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