VDL Citeas and Futuras for Kynnisferdir.
VDL Bus & Coach has delivered 30 VDL Citeas LLE and 13 VDL Futuras to Icelandic operator Kynnisferdir. This represents the largest delivery in the history of VDL Bus & Coach for Iceland and it is also its first delivery for the public transport market.
Kynnisferdir, which operates under the name Reykjavik Excursions, has expanded its operations to include more public transport services.
The VDL Citeas LLE will be deployed on lines operated for local public transport company Strætó bs.
For us, the decision to expand our fleet with 30 VDL Citeas LLE for these line services is a logical choice,” says Kristján Daníelsson, managing director, Kynnisferdir. “The extremely low kerb weight of this bus significantly lowers fuel consumption and lower maintenance costs, fits perfectly with our commitment to efficient, more sustainable and more environmentally friendly passenger transport.”
Alongside the 30 VDL Citeas LLE, 13 Futuras were also delivered, including a new Futura FDD2 double-decker. The delivery of this Futura FDD2 double-deck to Kynnisferdir is a first for Iceland and for the whole of northern Europe. The Futura FDD2 is also the only double-deck coach on the island.
The Citeas LLE for Kynnisferdir have a length of 12m, a 2+2+1 door configuration, seating for 33+3+1 (including wheelchair space) and space for around 42 standing passengers. All the buses are equipped with free wi-fi.