SkyBus launches new Gold Coast Airport Shuttle

6 December 2017
SkyBus launches new Gold Coast Airport Shuttle

Huge benefits for families with SkyBus ‘Kids Travel Free’ Policy

Gold Coast, QueenslandSkyBus, operator of Australasia’s premier airport transfer service, has launched its first service in Queensland with its Gold Coast Airport Shuttle following the acquisition of Gold Coast Tourist Shuttle (GCTS) and its services.

With the rebranding of GCTS to SkyBus Gold Coast, the award winning operator has introduced its highly popular ‘Kids Travel Free’* policy to benefit interstate and international families travelling to one of Australia’s top holiday destinations to enjoy fun in the sun.

“We are delighted to have our Gold Coast service launched in time for the school holidays,” said Adam Begg, SkyBus Co-CEO and Director, at the launch of the new service. 

“It’s a great time of the year to head to Gold Coast and we’re proud to help families make their trip even more memorable by passing on great savings through our ‘Kids Travel Free’ policy.”

Gold Coast Airport CEO Chris Mills welcomed SkyBus saying: “As Australia’s premier tourist destination, we’ve no doubt SkyBus will prove to be a popular airport transfer option for our passengers. We welcome SkyBus to the Gold Coast Airport family.”
   
The Honourable Karen Andrews MP, Federal Member for McPherson and Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, commended SkyBus saying: “Tourism is vitally important to our city and the service SkyBus is providing should further enhance the first impression for visitors getting to and from the Gold Coast airport.”

“The Gold Coast is an increasingly popular destination for visitors. SkyBus is to be congratulated for embracing the opportunity to breathe new life into a respected local business,” said Jann Stuckey MP, Member for Currumbin.

A two-time RACV Victorian Tourism Awards Gold prize winner, and the recipient of the 2017 and 2016 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, SkyBus has a proven track record as a world class airport mass transit specialist thanks to its successful services throughout Melbourne, Victoria and Auckland, New Zealand and high customer satisfactions.

Mr Begg added that the company is confident to provide a reliable, convenient and affordable service for all travellers especially families. There are two types of ‘Kids Travel Free’ ticketing available:

  • Family 1 – one parent and up to four children for the price of a single adult ticket.
  • Family 2 – two parent and up to four children for the price of two adult tickets.

Visitors will be able to travel to and from the Gold Coast Airport for as low as $19 one way in a new fleet of purpose-built buses fitted with free Wi-Fi, luggage storage space and air conditioning to enhance comfort and convenience while travelling.

Passengers can also enjoy benefits such as seniors pricing, online and smartphone ticket purchasing, introduction of e-kiosks booths, and improved locations of ticket booths managed by friendly SkyBus customer service staff.

SkyBus Gold Coast Airport Shuttle operates seven days a week transferring passengers to over 500 hotel and accommodation providers throughout Gold Coast. 

The current ticketing structure for GCTS’ popular Theme Park Transfer and Freedom Pass remain unchanged and will be included as part of the new SkyBus Gold Coast line of services. 

For more information about SkyBus Gold Coast services, including accommodation list, route, and ticket fares, visit skybus.com.au/goldcoast.

*Children must be under 16 years of age and travelling with an adult.

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Jeffrey Goh – Icon Agency
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About SkyBus

SkyBus has been providing safe, convenient airport transport in Victoria for more than 39 years and New Zealand since 2015. Its iconic red vehicles run seven days a week, transferring over 5 million passengers each year between the various airports on the most affordable airport transport service in Australia and New Zealand, when measured by cost/kilometres travelled. SkyBus pairs affordability with superior service, offering customers free Wi-Fi, luggage racks, reliable running times, and online, mobile and kiosk ticketing options.

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