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New Airport Bus Service off to a Flying Start

Posted: 1st September 2017

FREE FIRST USE First West Lothian launch their Service 21A, "Connecting West Lothian to the World" with Edinburgh Airport CEO Gordon Dewar and First Scotland East MD Paul McGowan. Lenny Warren / Warren Media 07860 830050 01355 229700 All images © Warren Media 2017. Free first use only for editorial in connection with the commissioning client's press-released story. All other rights are reserved. Use in any other context is expressly prohibited without prior permission.

• First West Lothian launches Service 21A “connecting West Lothian with the world”
• Operator responds to feedback and passenger growth by providing new travel option at airport
• Service has a dedicated stance and connects with key destinations in West Lothian

A recently launched bus service connecting people in West Lothian with Edinburgh Airport is already proving hugely popular, operator First West Lothian has revealed.

Service 21A was introduced in partnership with Edinburgh Airport in May and provides an hourly connection from Fauldhouse, Whitburn, Bathgate, Livingston Centre and Broxburn.

First West Lothian launched the service in response to feedback and in recognition of the airports’ continued passenger growth – and its role as a major employer in the area.

The service has its own dedicated stance at the airport, with fares available from as little as £2.40.

First West Lothian Managing Director, Paul McGowan, said: “We’re very encouraged by the response to this new service which was launched to meet the needs of people in West Lothian who are travelling to and from the airport or who work at this growing transport hub.

“I’d like to thank Edinburgh Airport for their support in getting this service off the ground. Both Edinburgh Airport and First West Lothian recognise the need to provide new travel options for customers and staff and this a great development in our growing partnership.”

Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport, Gordon Dewar, said: “Edinburgh Airport serves a number of different regions and improving the connectivity between the airport and those areas is important as we continue to expand. We also need to have a mix of transport options so we can cater for the holidaymaker as well as the business community, and this new route is perfect for people who work and live in West Lothian as well businesses who are operating in and out of the area.

“It’s encouraging to see the positive reaction that this new route has already had and we hope that more people will consider taking the bus to and from West Lothian as it connects to Edinburgh Airport and the rest of the world.”

Find out more about Service 21A and other services on our website.

Pictured above: Edinburgh Airport Chief Executive Gordon Dewar with First West Lothian Depot Traffic Assistant Catherine Clerkson and First West Lothian Managing Director Paul McGowan on the airport plaza. All images © Warren Media 2017.

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