The volunteer festival makers – easily recognisable in purple – receive free travel on the Yellows’ network during the four day show.
They are on hand to give advice and help to the hundreds of thousands of people who are expected to descend on the town.
With Bournemouth likely to be heaving with traffic, using the bus is one of the easiest and quickest ways to get around.
The festival takes place between Thursday, August 18, and Sunday, August 21, and has become a massively popular event.
And new for 2016 are the B25 Mitchell Bomber, Strike Master and the awe-inspiring Swiss Air Force Super Puma Helicopter Display Team.
The festival includes many other events and attractions and Yellow Buses will be on hand to move thousands of people around day and night.
Jenni Wilkinson, Yellows’ Head of Marketing and Customer Excellence, said: “The air festival has grown into a huge event and for it to work the town needs to come together.
“Being the main bus operator in Bournemouth means we have an important part to play and getting the festival makers to the right place will be crucial.
“It is quite a logistical challenge to operate services during events like this and we will be transporting many thousands of people around.”
Picture caption: There is free travel on Yellow Buses for Festival Makers during Bournemouth Air Festival. Pictured here: (l-r) Mark Ansell, Jenni Wilkinson from the Yellows, Sylvia Kirkpatrick, Fiona Harwood from the Yellows and Stew Mckell.
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About Yellow Buses:
Yellow Buses operates a fleet of 137 buses and 18 coaches with a staff of 450. It carries more than 15m passengers a year with its vehicles operating nearly five million miles across the Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and East Dorset area. The Yellows are part of RATP Group, the world’s fifth largest public transport provider. www.bybus.co.uk
With 14 million passengers every day worldwide, RATP group is the fifth largest urban transport operator in the world. The multimodal network operated by RATP in the Paris region, with its 14 metro lines (including two driverless lines), two regional express network (RER) lines, seven tramway lines, 350 bus lines and shuttle services catering to the region’s two international airports, is the largest of its kind in the world to be managed by a single company.
RATP group can devise, design and implement infrastructure development projects, operate and maintain networks irrespective of the transport mode (metro, regional train, tramway and bus) and develop innovative services to promote mobility such as passenger information, electronic ticketing, pricing and customer marketing. The automation of Paris metro’s Line 1, which was completed at the end of 2012, is a world first and once again has demonstrated the ability of RATP group to complete particularly complex projects.
RATP group has a workforce of nearly 60,000 worldwide and in 2015 generated revenue of 5,556 million euros.
RATP Dev is RATP a group subsidiary set up in 2002 to export the Group’s operation and maintenance knowhow outside the historic network operated by RATP in the Paris region. RATP Dev now operates in 15 countries on four continents (United Kingdom, France, Italy, Switzerland, Algeria, Morocco, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, India, China, South Korea, the Philippines, the USA and Brazil). In 2015 RATP Dev generated revenue of 1,144 million euros.