Posted on: 01 March 2010 by Mark Howells
Scheduled passengers flying with Varsity Express between London Oxford and Edinburgh airports will be cared for at the Scottish capital’s airport by Greer Aviation, a business aviation facility situated adjacent to the main hub at Edinburgh Airport, so that its passengers can enjoy the similar ambience and VIP-style treatment that is afforded at Oxford Airport.
Being able to mirror the service levels at Oxford’s award-winning business aviation terminal, oxfordjet*, gives Varsity the rare position of being an operator which offers a niche business shuttle service between two fixed base operations (FBOs) – usually the preserve of private jet passengers – greatly enhancing the airport experience for the passenger.
Passengers being dropped off at Edinburgh Airport can go directly to the Greer facility and relax with complimentary tea and coffee in their lounge. Those using public transport should make their way to the main terminal’s UK arrivals area and report to the Varsity Express desk. Here they will be escorted by mini bus to the Greer Aviation FBO – a two minute journey and await their flight.
“We are delighted to be supporting this new venture in what is a first for two UK business aviation facilities. Varsity’s 18-seat BAE Jetstream 31 is ideal to be handled in this way and passengers will benefit tremendously with 25-minute check in times and no waiting in security queues,” remarked director Robert Greer.