The success story of the NEOPLAN Skyliner began in 1967. As the first ever double-decker coach, the Skyliner made a big impression on customers and passengers worldwide. Thanks to its high passenger capacity, outstanding economy and impressive flexibility, it has become a shining example of its class on an international level. Fifty years later, this timeless classic is once again revolutionising the world of double-deckers. To this day, the premium coach attracts attention on every road. Dynamic, perfectly formed and boasting a breathtaking design, it is truly a feast for the eyes. But that’s not all:
Unveiled to the public as the first ever double-decker coach, this classic established itself around the globe thanks to its high passenger capacity, economy and outstanding flexibility.
The first NEOPLAN Skyliner used for regular scheduled services in Los Angeles features American components such as e.g. the Cummins engine, Allison gearbox or Rockwell standard axles.
The Skyliner is met with success in North America thanks to its reliability on challenging road surfaces and with a daily distance coverage of up to 1,500 km.
An Arab royal family put the vehicle to use as a mobile home and flagship vehicle for their pilgrimage to Mecca. Every one of their wishes was fulfilled, from a TV to golden water taps.
In the early 1980s the Skyliner was used as a shuttle bus for the “Golden Nugget”, a large casino in Philadelphia, with a fleet of 20 vehicles transporting customers to the casino for high-stakes fun.
The Skyliner is both the shortest and longest double-decker in the world. Just 9 metres long, the compact Skyliner is a big hit in Japan, while the 14.5-metre Superskyliner is used at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center for visitor tours.
The fully-glazed NEOPLAN double-decker, measuring 13.7 metres in length, makes for the ultimate visual experience on countless tours around Munich.
The Hamburg Freezers, a team in the German Ice Hockey League (DEL, Deutsche Eishockey Liga), used a NEOPLAN Skyliner L in the 2008/2009 season for first-class comfort and optimum safety.
In addition to a whole host of design awards, the Skyliner can now also add awards for economic driving and comfort. Most recently, it won the IBC Award 2016 (International Bus & Coach Competition organised by the trade magazine “Bus-Fahrt”, published by Stünings) and the IBNP 2016 (International Sustainability Prize awarded by “busplaner”, published by Huss).
Unrivalled aerodynamics and low fuel consumption: With the lowest CO2 values per passenger kilometre, the Skyliner proves that it is more environmentally friendly than any other vehicle of its class. In the year of its 50th anniversary, the Skyliner is awarded the International Sustainability Prize by the specialist journal “busplaner”.Watch the 50-year video