Kennedy Coaches celebrates 70th with Volvo 9900

Kennedy Coaches of Annascaul, Co Kerry, is celebrating its 70th anniversary with a 9900 integral, supplied by Volvo Bus (02476 210250).

It is the first Volvo integral for the Kennedy fleet, but it joins seven other coaches from the manufacturer that carry a mixture of Jonckheere and Sunsundegui bodywork. The 9900 is 13.1m long and has 53 seats. It will undertake touring work throughout Ireland.

Says Owner Patrick Kennedy: “We wanted to mark our milestone by investing in a special new vehicle, which is why we chose the 9900.

“It is completely different to any other coach in our fleet. We particularly like the aesthetic appearance and styling of the model, which lends itself to our distinctive blue livery.”