A NEW bus service taking holidaymakers to Luton Airport will operate in Slough and Maidenhead.

Courtney Buses, based in Bracknell, will launch a new route at the start of April that will link Slough and Maidenhead with the London airport.

Dubbed ‘The Luton Flyer’, the coach service will run twice daily from Bracknell, Wokingham, Reading, Maidenhead and Slough and will be timed to connect with the peak morning and evening flights.

A spokesman for Courtney Buses said: “We recognised that whilst there was a good opportunity for links to other airports, anyone trying to get to Luton needed to travel via London, which can be awkward with luggage and flights to catch. The Luton Flyer gives travellers an alternative to taking a taxi or having to park their car in an unfamiliar location.”

Going to the airport, buses will depart from Bridge Avenue, Maidenhead at 4.40am and 4.30pm and from Slough Bus Station at 5.05am and 5pm.

Return buses depart from Luton depart at 9.25am and 10pm.

Reservations can be made by calling Courtney Buses on 0118 973 3486. Passengers can pay the driver in cash if the have not booked ahead but only if space is available.