Gatwick Express, Heathrow airport Express, Stansted Express and Luton airport Thameslink launched their first ever shared sales team at Edinburgh airport with regard to air passengers flying into Greater london on Friday 17 March.
New research found that will Scottish passengers flying to Greater london could save themselves £ 163, 705, 505. 30 and 234, 374, 877 minutes per year when they all ditched taxis for the communicate train transfers between four Greater london airports and central London.
The Edinburgh to Greater london flight path is the busiest air flow route in the country, flying just under several million passengers per year on 456 flights per week between the two capitals and represents one of the busiest surroundings routes in Europe.
For the first time, passengers flying to Gatwick airport, Heathrow, London Luton and Stansted airport departures will, from 17 March, have the ability to buy their choice of express train tickets into central London from the team of mobile sales agents in Edinburgh Airport.
Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport terminal, said: “ The Edinburgh – London flight routes are a very important economic artery for Scotland as well as the rest of the UK and this new assistance will strengthen that.
“ Our success at Edinburgh is built upon offering our travellers choice and to now have the option of buying express rail tickets into main London here at Edinburgh Airport can make a London arrival all the softer and is bound to be a popular company. ”
Fraser Brownish, Director, Heathrow Express said: “ We are delighted to be working on this particular project – the first of its type – as it serves to emphasize the time and money savings people can make in using the train. In case all the passengers from Edinburgh in order to Heathrow took Heathrow Express rather than taxi into central London, they will save over 18 million moments and over £ 17 mil. Heathrow Express provides a fast, high quality service that takes just a quarter-hour. ”
Julie Thomas, Senior Sales and Partnership Supervisor, Govia Thameslink Railway Ltd mentioned: “ By taking the Gatwick Communicate, customers save a staggering 41 a few minutes compared to taking a taxi. The Gatwick airport Express takes just 30 minutes. ”
Andy Camp, Industrial Director of Stansted Express stated: “ Passengers flying into Stansted airport departures have the greatest opportunity to save like a typical taxi fare into main London will cost £ 120. fifty, whereas our new fares this season start from £ 7. Stansted Convey takes passengers into the heart from the Square Mile in Liverpool Road, provides a high quality service with completely flexible travel on any teach for any date of travel and it has no hidden fees, unlimited luggage allowance and free wifi. ”
Liz McAreavey, Leader Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce mentioned: “ Enhanced connectivity between Greater london and Edinburgh is a key car owner of business and economic development for both cities. The continuing growth of Edinburgh Airport will simply make this choice greater and online connectivity stronger”.
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