SkyBus drives efforts to bring Australians home
2 April 2020
We couldn’t be prouder of our frontline teams who are working tirelessly to help passengers return home to their families
Australia’s leading airport transfer business, SkyBus, is helping the Victorian Government in its efforts to transfer the many international arrivals at Melbourne Airport to city hotels for quarantine.
New national quarantine laws for international travellers arriving into the country came into effect on Sunday, with anyone arriving now forced to stay in a state-funded hotel room for 14 days.
At a press conference on Saturday morning, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said SkyBus had provided 85 buses to get an estimated 1000-1500 people from the airport to the accommodation.
“We have enough rooms. We have a very strong partnership between hotel booking providers, as well as transport connections, police, the Department of Health and, over time, the ADF may provide us with support,” the Premier said.
SkyBus Co-CEOs Adam Begg said it was an incredible 24-hour response from the entire SkyBus team to gear up for the task.
“We couldn’t be prouder of our frontline teams who are working tirelessly to help passengers return home to their families,” he said.
“This was a quick turnaround from our team which included buses from our New South Wales business, Telfords, making the trip down to help out."
"We are equally appreciative of the great assistance the Victorian Government has provided us during this crisis."
“After what has been a turbulent fortnight for Australia’s aviation industry, we remain agile and flexible ready to support our major stakeholders wherever we can.”
SkyBus has provided safe and convenient airport transport in Australia for more than 41 years and in New Zealand since 2015, pairing affordability with superior service, offering free WiFi, luggage racks, reliable running times, and online, mobile and e-kiosk ticketing options.
SkyBus was inducted into the RACV Victorian Tourism Awards Hall of Fame in 2019 after winning the Gold prize in 2018, 2017 and 2016. SkyBus also received its fourth consecutive Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence in 2019.
Kinetic is the leading provider of integrated mass transit services via the group's brands SkyBus, Surfside Buslines, Sunbus, Loves Qld and Telfords. With more than 1900 people and 900 buses, Kinetic moves in excess of 35 million people every year in eight cities across Australia and New Zealand and is committed to moving more people, more often, through providing ‘awesome’ experiences.
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