SkyBus improves airport transport solutions

25 August 2016
SkyBus improves airport transport solutions
From Left to Right: State Member for Frankston, Paul Edbrooke MP; Director of SkyBus, Adam Begg; and Frankston City Mayor, Cr James Dooley, launching the SkyBus Frankston service in June

Business travellers making the journey to or from Melbourne Airport will have noticed a significant increase in reliability and services of SkyBus’ big red buses with new routes, faster transfers and a brand new ‘Airport Gateway’ at Southern Cross Station.

SkyBus has invested $1.5 million in the state-of-the-art Airport Gateway facility, which includes a new visitor booth and greeting area, and six advanced e-kiosks to reduce queues and speed-up the ticketing process to less than 10 seconds.

The new Airport Gateway also allows SkyBus vehicles to seamlessly arrive and leave Southern Cross Station every six minutes during peak periods.

Earlier this month, SkyBus also launched its new service from St Kilda to Melbourne Airport.

Its ubiquitous red vehicles will make the trip directly from the Port Phillip suburb to Tullamarine Airport every 30 minutes during the week from 6:17am until 7:37pm. At weekends the service will run hourly and finish later, with the last service at 8:17pm

This launch came hot on the heels of the June announcement of the new SkyBus route between Melbourne Airport and the bayside suburb of Frankston. This service, supported by local politicians and businesses, will allow southeast residents to reach the airport easily – and interstate businesses visit them in return.

In addition to free Wi-Fi, customer support and corporate rates, SkyBus benefits include a ‘Kids Travel Free’ policy, online ticket purchasing and smartphone ticketing access.

All in, it’s been a busy few months for SkyBus as part of its continued efforts to assist local businesses and commuters travelling to the airport take a quicker, easier and more enjoyable service.