Express Bus Aerobus

Project information

Index: 1288R4
Priority:2: Environment and risk prevention
Sub Theme:Energy and sustainable transport
Location ESPAÑA ESTE El Prat de Llobregat Cataluña Start/End date of the practice
Start: January 2009
End: Running

Topic of the practice

Reducing CO2 emissions through a bus service connecting the airport with the city centre on a frequent basis,

Good Practice Information

The Airbus is:
• Bus service connecting the Airport with the city centre, leaving every 5 minutes, every day of the year.
• A1 bus line every 5 min (T1 terminal);
• A2 bus line every 10 min (T2 terminal);
• 24 adapted buses for passengers with luggage. High quality standards;
• Express service (35 min from airport to city centre) with limited stops;
• This express service is operated
outside the integrated tariff system;
• Encourages passengers to use public transport to travel to and from the airport instead of private

Evidence of success

• polluted 62% less (4,600 tons of CO2 saved in 2009 and 7,600 t in 2011);
• saved 1,43 t (82%) in 2009 and 2,29 t (84%) in 2011, due to growth in passengers’ number;
• saved 13.46 tons of NOx in 2009 and 17,93 t in 2011. This represents an approximate saving of 48%.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

M. Teresa Giralt Sánchez

City of El Prat de Llobregat

Annex completed on: 07-01-2014

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