Midi i6 wove its magic for Whites
Fast-growing St Albans company Whites Coaches was sold on Irizar UK’s i6 midi Integral coach the moment they saw it.
“We visited the Euro Bus Expo show last year and, the moment I saw the 10.8-metre i6 on Irizar UK’s stand, I turned to my wife and said ‘That’s it. We may as well go home now,’” said Director Greg White.
“The Irizar was on my radar. We had been looking for something bigger than the front-engined 29-seater we had, but I didn’t expect the i6 to have such an impact on me. It offers a great driving experience. I think we’ll be looking for another i6 by the end of the year.”
Whites’ past includes a period running wheelchair-accessible vehicles but, in 2005, Greg and his team decided to set their stall out for upmarket private hire: “Most of our work is in London. We are aiming to give the best possible travel experience for our customers,” he says.
The midicoach has 38 PB leather seats with seatback tables and magazine nets, toilet, rear servery, vacuum cleaning system, wood-effect flooring and privacy glass.
Whites Coaches has won a coveted ‘Excellence in Minbuses Award’ at the annual Coach Operator Excellence Awards twice, in 2009 and 2013. It has 17 vehicles, of which ten are to front-line touring specification or better. It specialises in handling small groups for specialised tour operators