WEST Fife holiday makers will be able to have a more comfortable journey to Edinburgh Airport after Stagecoach East Scotland added six luxurious new buses to its fleet this week.

The new vehicles will operate on the busy JET747 Fife to Edinburgh Airport route which stops at Halbeath park and ride, Inverkeithing rail station and Ferrytoll park and ride before arriving at the airport.

The company – which increased the journey frequency on the route back in April to every 20 minutes from Fife – say they made the £1m investment to provide more seats and even more luggage space following customer feedback.

The new Alexander Dennis, E200 MMC buses have been branded in the recognisable 'JET747' livery to be easily spotted on the road and are in service in plenty time for journeys to/from Edinburgh Airport during the busy festive period.

Paul Thomas, Managing Director, Stagecoach East Scotland was delighted with the fleet's new additions. "These buses allow customers easy, hassle free transport to Edinburgh Airport, leaving the car behind they set off on their holidays, with passengers dropped off right outside the terminal building," he said.

The new buses have a range of modern features including leather seats, USB power sockets, air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi access, a large luggage hold and extra spacing between seating rows to allow smaller bags and cases to be placed in front of the passenger's seat.

The JET747 service is not the only airport service Stagecoach offers. Its Express JET Connect service also provides a great value travel option to reach Glasgow Airport, commencing at St Andrews and also serving Cupar, Glenrothes, Halbeath P&R and Dunfermline.

Mr Thomas added: "We offer a great range of tickets to get to the airport, from a single ticket for a one off journey, to a day return and period return, ideal for holidaymakers, which is valid to use within 28 days. For those making onward journeys we also offer some transfer fares or our range of dayrider and megarider tickets offer unlimited travel in zones across East Scotland."

Journeys from Fife to Edinburgh Airport run 24 hours a day, with both Halbeath park and ride and Ferrytoll park and ride remaining staffed until midnight, but open to cars 24/7.

Timetables for the JET747 route are available to download at stagecoachbus.com and customers can also use the online journey planner and live bus times to track their journey.