Emirates has invested in a fleet on new ‘high tech’ buses to provide passengers with even more comfortable airside transfers when they arrive, depart or transit at Dubai international Airport.
The new vehicles, provided by Cobus Industries, ferry Emirates’ passengers between the terminals and its aircraft at remote stands. Ten of the new buses are already in service with 30 more scheduled to be delivered by January 2019, and the entire fleet to comprise 128 buses by 2020.
Adel Al Redha, Emirates’ Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer said: “In line with our “Fly Better” brand promise, Emirates has taken the decision to invest in our own customised buses to transport customers airside at our Dubai airport hub. Together with our latest transport management system, these new buses will enable us to provide our valued customers with a more comfortable ride and smoother connections.”
Emirates said it is the first airline in the world to introduce airside buses that have equal standing and seating capacity, a significant improvement on standard airside transfer buses which usually prioritise standing room and offer minimal seating.