Peñafrancia Tours launches most expensive bus series

Peñafrancia Tours officially launched its new Comfortec Benz bus series last April 20, 2008 at its home city of Naga.

The launching started with a motorcade around the city's major streets. The formal inauguration which was led by Peñafrancia Tours' Vice President for Administration and Finance, Ms. Lynette L. Cu, followed at the Starmark Royale where the buses were blessed and formally introduced to the elite riding public composed mainly of professionals and businessmen. Leading the ribbon-cutting and breaking of wine were Messrs. Don Ramos, Head of Technical Department of Mercedes Benz Philippines and Don Morales, Vice President for Marketing of Del Monte Motorworks, Inc. Both lauded Peñafrancia Tours for setting new standard and leading the public transport industry in the Bicol Region through the striving of its Executive Vice President & Gen.Manager, Mr. Bonifacio L. Cu, Jr. and its Vice President for Operations, Mr. Bonifacio Bryan L. Cu.

The Comfortec Benz buses are the more luxurious of its first Comfortec series which was introduced a few years back, and are bespoken of as Bicol Region's most expensive buses not only because they are the only European-made buses now plying the Bicol-Manila route but also because they came from the world's most respected luxury car manufacturer, the Mercedes Benz. The contrast, however, of this expensive and luxurious bus series lies in its highly affordable fare rate.

This new bus series gives its riders the luxury of space with its limited capacity of only 21 highly comfortable seats that feature an adjustable headrest, leg support and footrest. The passenger's viewing pleasure is not only enhanced by its 32-inch flat screen HDTV but also with its individualized audio system where audio jacks are installed in every seat so every passenger can just plug an earphone and have the pleasure of self-controlled sound volume.

Other features of the Benz series include a rest room complete with lavatory and mirror and a sleek toilet seat with push-button flush. The bus also runs on an air-suspension body system to make your travel truly comfortable.

To distinguish the new series from the other bus series of the company such as the BJ series and the deluxe Comfortec series with their tri-color ribbon-laced white-painted body, the extra-deluxe Comfortec Benz buses adopted glossy silver with red and gray body paint colors and design.

The Benz series initially services the Manila - Naga City route but is planned to extend to farther destinations when more units are acquired.

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