BUSYBUS has added Manchester Airport as a departure point, providing Manchester visitors and local residents a chance to get out and about on sightseeing tours to The Lake District, North Wales and Yorkshire.

Starting on June 11, BusyBus will operate full-day tours from The Station at Manchester Airport.

The location was selected due to its excellent connectivity to incoming visitors and all parts of Manchester via the frequent rail and tram connections.

The partnership was underpinned by Manchester Airport’s desire to increase its own tourism offer by further developing its location and facilities, making this a fully-integrated, easily-accessible transport hub.

BusyBus tours deliver a mix of sightseeing and activities on a fully-narrated day out via a fleet of purpose-designed 16-passenger touring minibuses.

Vera de Ruiter, operations director at BusyBus said: “We’re really excited to be partnering Manchester Airport with its superb transport hub to both encourage more visitors to Manchester and provide additional things to see and do for the locals.

“We’ve invested in the best vehicles and, more importantly, the best tour escorts who love their jobs almost as much as our clients love their days out.

“We’ve been overwhelmed with the welcome and support we have had from Manchester Airport and Marketing Manchester in making this happen”.

Andrew Saunders, surface access strategy manager at Manchester Airport said: “As the UK’s global gateway in the North, it is important for us to have connections to our neighbouring northern cities, so I am delighted that the BusyBus will now be departing from Manchester Airport.

“Our catchment area is vast, with a whole host of fantastic towns, cities and countryside on our doorstep for people to explore, so I’m sure this sightseeing tour will prove incredibly popular with our incoming passengers and locals alike.”

For more details visit busybus.co.uk or call 0844 585 4444.