Airport Express Service Rolls Out New Green Luxury Option

Pacific-Western Transportation Vice President Mark Hannah unveils one of the brand new coaches for the Toronto Airport Express service between the downtown core and Pearson International Airport. The state-of-the-art coaches feature leather seats, wireless internet service and the latest generation of reduced-emission engines. (CNW Group/Pacific Western Transportation)

Three coaches from the brand new fleet of Toronto Airport Express buses roll along the Gardiner Expessway en route to Pearson International Airport on their inaugural run. The state-of-the-art coaches feature leather seats, wireless internet service and the latest generation of reduced-emission engines. (CNW Group/Pacific Western Transportation)

One of the brand new coaches unveiled today by Pacific-Western Transportation for its Airport Express service between downtown Toronto and Pearson International Airport. The state-of-the-art coaches feature leather seats, wireless internet service and the latest generation of reduced-emission engines. (CNW Group/Pacific Western Transportation)


    - State of the Art Fleet Launched -

    TORONTO, May 1 /CNW/ - Frustrated travelers seeking a better way to get
from downtown to Pearson Airport have a new green luxury option. Pacific
Western Transportation today unveiled a fleet of state-of-the-art motor
coaches for its Airport Express service that offers an
environmentally-friendly, affordable and prestigious connection between
downtown and Lester B. Pearson Airport.
    "Whether you're hoping to save money, time or the environment, Airport
Express is the way to go," said Mark Hannah, Vice President, Motorcoach
Operations. "Our passengers can cut greenhouse gases at the same time they
relax in leather seats, enjoy free Wi-Fi internet service and pay considerably
less than those using the average limousine or taxi service."The Airport Express Green Luxury benefits include:
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    -   All coaches feature luxurious leather seats and increased legroom.

    -   All coaches provide mobile Wi-Fi internet service and a lap top power
        outlet allowing passengers on-line access for work, fun or
        communication, at no extra charge.

    -   Every Airport Express coach is fully equipped with passenger seat
        belts - a first for any scheduled run in North America.

    -   All coaches are fully accessible for persons with disabilities.The new fleet of state-of-the-art coaches also turn what was already a
green option into the green option for getting to the airport. The new
coaches:-   Help reduce smog - state-of-the-art EPA 07 engines produce 55 per
        cent less nitrogen oxide (NOx) and 90 per cent less particulate
        matter (soot etc.) than previous generation coaches.

    -   Help cut green-house gases - low-sulfur fuel blends help cut
        emissions that contribute to global warming.

    -   Boast tremendous fuel efficiency - Airport Express can provide
        1.3 litres per 100 passenger kilometres, compared to 8.4 litres per
        100 passenger kilometres for a car with a single occupant - more than
        six times more efficient.

    -   Shrink the carbon footprint - a fully occupied coach takes 54 cars
        off the road and reduces CO(2) emissions by roughly 85 per cent for
        each and every passenger."There is no better or greener way to travel between downtown Toronto and
Pearson airport," said Mark Hannah, Vice President, Motorcoach Operations.
"Why take a cramped cab or a costly limo when you can ride in green luxury?"

    The Airport Express service makes 99 trips per day between Pearson
International Airport and the downtown core. Travelers can save 10 per cent by
booking tickets online at www.torontoairportexpress.com.

    ABOUT PACIFIC WESTERN & THE AIRPORT EXPRESS
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    Pacific Western, the country's largest privately owned ground
transportation company operates Toronto's Airport Express - the only scheduled
motorcoach service connecting the airport to downtown Toronto. The service
runs 80 trips per day, 20 hours a day between both terminals at Pearson
Airport and nine locations in the city's downtown core. Airport Express is
also the only fully accessible integrated transportation service of its kind
in North America. Pacific Western provides a broad spectrum of transportation
services throughout Ontario, British Columbia, and Alberta.

    NOTE: Images of the Airport Express fleet are available at
    ftp://airport:express@veritascanada.com

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