It’s been a very hectic week for a major transport firm in Southport. The company have been inundated with requests from stranded passengers and have even had to send out their limousines and luxury cars to rescue people.
Thousand of Brits have been left helpless after all UK airports were grounded by the volcanic ash cloud which swept over the country from Iceland. With the airports closed for 6 days, many had no choice but to hire coaches buses and any other form of transport they could in order to get home.
MD Travel boasts one of the largest fleets of vehicles in the Southport area, however even they couldn’t cope with the demand for transport this week. Their buses and coaches were fully booked almost instantly, but with people so desperate to get home, the company started sending out their best vehicles such as the Porsche Cayenne and the Nite Rider limousine to collect the weary passengers.
Despite the ordeal, the sight of the stretch Nite Rider limo coming to rescue a number of passengers helped raise some people’s spirits.
The boss at MD Travel, Mike Heybourne, said they have been receiving phone calls to pick up people from everywhere including London, Portsmouth, and Dover and described the week as being like an “international rescue operation.”