30 VDL CITEAS LLE AND 13 FUTURAS FOR KYNNISFERDIR OF ICELAND
This summer, VDL Bus & Coach delivered 30 VDL Citeas LLE and 13 VDL Futuras to Icelandic operator Kynnisferdir. This is not only the largest delivery in the history of VDL Bus & Coach for Iceland but it is also the first delivery for the public transport market. Kynnisferdir, which operates in the tour world under the name Reykjavik Excursions, have expanded their operations to include more public transport services. The VDL Citeas LLE will be deployed on lines operated for local public transport company Strætó bs.
Besides the 30 VDL Citeas LLE, 13 Futuras were also delivered, including a new Futura FDD2 double-decker. With the delivery of this Futura FDD2 double-decker Kynnisferdir not only has the first for Iceland but for the whole of northern Europe. Another unique aspect is that Kynnisferdir's VDL Futura FDD2 is the only double-decker coach on the island, equipped with all the latest technologies and conveniences.
For the VDL buses with a lightweight construction the focus is on achieving better fuel economy and the resulting emissions reductions. Naturally the buses also continue to meet the highest safety standards. In light of the current cost pressure, the choice for the VDL lightweight concept is a logical step for passenger transport companies that not only want to provide the best possible transport for their passengers but also seek to reduce emissions of harmful substances.
The Citeas LLE for Kynnisferdir have a length of 12 metres, a 2+2+1 door configuration, seating for 33+3+1 (including wheelchair space) and space for around 42 standing passengers. The low floor construction at the entry and exit doors provides optimal accessibility for wheelchair users and passengers with baby buggies. All the buses are equipped with free Wi-Fi.
The total delivery to Kynnisferdir consists of one Futura FDD2-141 double-decker with a length of 14.1 metres and space for 92+1+1 passengers, seven Futuras FHD2-148, 3-axle coaches with a length of 14.8 metres, and five Futuras FHD2-129, 2-axle coaches with a length of 12.9 metres.
All the Futuras will be used for Kynnisferdir's luxury travel package and are equipped with extremely comfortable furnishings, USB charging points and free Wi-Fi.