From left: Anthony Copeland, executive director of Knutsford Express Services; Gordon Townsend, chairman of Knutsford Express; Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett; T’shura Gibbs, president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry; and Oliver Townsend, CEO and director of Knutsford Express.
Luxury bus service Knutsford Express yesterday officially opened its Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay depot in St James, dubbed ‘City2 City in comfort and style’, in a bid to facilitate a seamless connection with arriving and departing passengers.
Oliver Townsend, the company’s chief executive officer, expressed his appreciation that local and international commuters enjoy the service his company offers.
“We are pleased that, in our 11th year of business, residents, visitors and members of the Diaspora alike continue to appreciate the high standards that our scheduled luxury coach service provides,” Townsend said.
“Knutsford is a company that prides itself on comfort, safety and reliability.”
He also argued that the tourism industry stands to benefit tremendously from the airport depot, adding that “we expect the players in our smaller resort towns to capitalise on the affordability, frequency, safety, and comfort that our service offers, thereby allowing them to significantly increase their business”.
“We now have a situation where returning Jamaicans and tourists will be able to connect with our scheduled service across the island directly from the airport,” Townsend added.
“We believe that the terminal is going to expand the market based on the feedback we get from overseas companies who are in the business of developing travel plans or sending relatives to Jamaica. This will mean a lot to them.”