16th April 2020
A West Midlands transport company providing vital bus travel to NHS workers and the elderly has offered its thanks to the public for their support during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Solihull-based LandFlight is one of the bus operators in the region offering NHS staff free travel on its services as they go to work to battle COVID-19.
It is also waiving concession pass charges before 9.30am for any elderly passengers who need to travel to supermarkets, to allow them to shop during their priority hour.
Leigh Russell, bus operations manager at LandFlight, said: “In our sector, we’ve been receiving some great support from members of the public, as our drivers are on the front line.
“It really means a lot. It’s why we wanted to show our thanks and spread the message to members of the public, too, so our buses are now displaying the ‘Stay Home, Stay Safe, Protect the NHS’ message.”
Led by bus inspector Matt Neale, the LandFlight team is deep cleaning its buses every day and smoke sanitising them once a week, a process which is harmless to humans.
Leigh added: “Matt has taken on extra tasks and is doing a great job deep cleaning the buses. We continue to smoke sanitise the fleet every week and disinfect them daily.
“We are doing everything we can to prevent any spread of the virus.”
LandFlight director Danny Matthews said: “We know many people across Solihull rely on our buses as part of their daily lives, so we will be doing all we can to provide services to key workers and those who need to get to supermarkets at this unprecedented time.
“However, we must join the call from the government to urge anyone whose journey is not essential to stay at home and help take the strain off the NHS.”
LandFlight has a dedicated Twitter page, www.twitter.com/LandFlightB with service updates and real-time changes to its bus services.