Ten NEOPLAN vehicles for Christian Tour
One of Romania’s largest coach travel service providers expands their fleet with ten NEOPLAN coaches
“For us Romania holds a huge potential when it comes to touring coaches, with a current demand of several hundred units,” says Miloš Vujanović, CEO of MAN’s importer in Romania, MHS Truck & Bus Group about the market situation. “Therefore, we are more than delighted to have Christian Tour, one of Romania’s most important coach travel service provider, among our customers.”
The order includes NEOPLAN Cityliners as well as NEOPLAN Tourliners, which were both distinguished for their level of comfort at last year’s IBC Award (International Bus & Coach Competition). Modern, comfortable and optimally equipped to meet demanding customer requirements, NEOPLAN touring coaches boast premium seats, WiFi connectivity, 220 V power sockets and LCD monitors. The materials used for the interior finish equally reflect the high quality standards. To provide extraordinary levels of comfort and safety for passengers, the vehicles are additionally fitted with a comprehensive range of assistance systems such as the LGS lane keeping aid, the EBA emergency brake assist system, the EfficientCruise predictive cruise control as well as ESP and the MAN Multimedia Coach Navigation System.
However, it was not only the high quality that made Christian Tour opt for NEOPLAN, the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) also played an important role: “Along with their high quality, one of the additional reasons for purchasing these coaches were their optimised operating costs. The vehicles exhibit reduced fuel consumption, which is not only the most defining factor when it comes to the overall costs per kilometre, but also means that we benefit from lower road tolls that apply for Euro 6 vehicles in some countries of Europe,” Marius Pandel, CEO of Christian Tour Group, explains.
The coaches will be deployed under the Memento brand and mainly operate in long-distance transport, however, they will also service all other routes of the Romanian coach operator as and when required. Christian Tour qualifies as one of Romania’s largest and most important coach travel companies, with their operations also extending beyond borders. For this reason, the company has subsidiaries in various European countries such as Great Britain, Spain, Greece, Poland, Serbia, Hungary and Moldavia.