Victoria’s Minister for Tourism & Major Events, John Eren, together with SkyBus, operators of Melbourne’s express CBD to Tullamarine Airport service, announced on Friday that SkyBus Avalon Express will commence services from 1 February 2017, transporting travellers to and from Avalon Airport and Melbourne’s CBD.
The SkyBus Avalon Express service will arrive and depart from the new ‘Airport Gateway’, a $1.5 million state-of-the-art facility at Southern Cross Station built by SkyBus to improve the experience of Victorians and tourists travelling to the airport.
Justin Giddings, CEO of Avalon Airport said, “Avalon Airport is a growing and successful airport. Over the past year we’ve launched four new routes with Jetstar, meaning that Avalon is directly linked to a population of more than 6.5 million travellers. With the addition of the SkyBus Avalon Express, travel between Avalon Airport and Melbourne has become much easier.”
Jetstar’s Head of Products and Ancillary Revenue, Nigel Fanning, said quality and affordable airport transport is an important part of the airline’s vision to make travel more accessible.
“Jetstar is proud to have a strong partnership with SkyBus and offer our customers discounted SkyBus tickets via our website. The new express SkyBus service between Avalon and Melbourne CBD will no doubt create even further appeal for passengers to fly in and out of Avalon Airport.”
Adult One-way fares between Avalon Airport and Melbourne’s CBD will cost from $22, with return trips for $42.
Families can take advantage of SkyBus’ discounted fares – as on all SkyBus services, children 16 and under travel free when they are booked with an adult fare. Tickets can be purchased online, via smartphone or at dedicated e-kiosks at Avalon Airport or Southern Cross Station’s Airport Gateway. Jetstar customers will also be offered the opportunity to purchase their SkyBus Avalon Express ticket in their Jetstar ticket process. As usual, SkyBus will also be offering its Free Hotel Shuttle service from Melbourne’s CBD to all customers.
Image: Co-CEOs of SkyBus, Adam Begg & Michael Sewards are directed into Avalon Airport to launch the SkyBus Avalon Express Service to Melbourne CBD which will commence on February 1 2017.