Alpine Travel has becomes the first operator in North Wales to install new air filtration systems into its fleet of luxury tour coaches.

The new systems which are more than 99% effective against eliminating airborne viruses involve the installation of new filters which include the added protection afforded by a new Anti-Viral layer and the upgrading of the onboard software that controls the air conditioning systems. Thus, ensuring that the volume of fresh air being drawn in from outside the vehicle is increased by 33% and when combined with the new filters ensures that the air inside the vehicle is now completely changed every two minutes.

We have been working to ensure that, as we move forward out of this pandemic, our vehicles provide a safe and welcoming environment for our passengers as they rediscover the delights of travelling by coach once again.  Installing this filtration system in our vehicles will ensure that we are able to alleviate any anxiety that our passengers might have about travelling on our coaches.  It’s a great step forward, after all we believe it’s our responsibility to our passengers and customers to give the best travel experience possible and the investment we are making now, will benefit all our passengers for years to come."

The new installation of ActivFilter to the luxury touring coach fleet has been installed to ensure that the welfare of Alpine’s passenger’s remains its top priority as it embarks on the industry’s recovery after the Covid-19 pandemic caused widespread cancellation of chartered coach travel and coach tour holidays in March 2020.

The system which is called ActivFilter was developed before Covid-19 and has been on the market for more than a decade, but it has since been tested on Coronavirus in Spain and the results showed 99.7 per cent effectiveness against the disease.

Alpine Travel, the largest independently owned coach operator in North Wales, is a family-owned business that provides top-quality transportation services to private clients, and chartered tour operators. Also operating open-top sightseeing buses, and Marine Drive vintage tours, Alpine is a member of the Confederation of Passenger Transport, Coach Marque and The Guild of British Coach Operators.


Published 27 May 2021

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