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SkyBus heads to Tassie

Melbourne institution to service Hobart

Travellers to Tasmania will soon be able to enjoy a new transfer option between Hobart airport and Hobart CBD after SkyBus announced it would be launching services in the city.


SkyBus is most well-known for its operations between Melbourne’s Tullamarine and Avalon airports and Melbourne CBD, Geelong and surrounding areas, where its oft seen red buses have transported some 4 million people.


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But the Australian-owned operation also operates in the Gold Coast and in Auckland.


According to The Examiner, the Hobart operation is earmarked for a July start, pending regulatory approvals.


“We believe SkyBus can deliver a modern airport bus service to and from Hobart Airport, with multiple stops in and out of the city,” SkyBus director Michael Sewards said.


“Our new Hobart Airport Express will be particularly focused on providing local residents with more choice and affordable transport for their airport journey.”


Providing a national level of operation for the Hobart and Tasmanian market, Tourism Industry Council Tasmania CEO Luke Martin said SkyBus would allow travellers to “get on a SkyBus at Southern Cross station in Melbourne and arrive in central Hobart on the one SkyBus ticket”.


“SkyBus will provide a quality visitor experience and will completely change the perception of getting in and out of Hobart airport,” he said.


Hobart Airport CEO Sarah Ranner said the introduction of SkyBus services would “only enhance the visitor experience to the state’s capital”.


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Written by: Mark Harada
Published: 22 June 2018

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