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Skybus Steps in To Re-Establish Geelong-Avalon Airport Bus Link

July 11, 2017 Airport No Comments Email Email

SkyBus, operators of Melbourne’s popular express service from the CBD to Avalon and Tullamarine Airports, announced that it will commence a new, interim service between Geelong and Avalon Airport starting Monday 10th July 2017, operating for a 6-month period whilst arrangements for a permanent service are being finalised.

SkyBus agreed to provide an interim connection between Geelong city and Avalon Airport following the sudden cancellation of Geelong’s only Avalon Airport bus service by the previous provider.

The replacement service will see SkyBus operate regular connections between Geelong and Geelong South Train Station and Avalon Airport, while the local Geelong operator, Geelong Radio Cabs, will work in partnership with SkyBus to provide onward connections to the Bellarine Peninsula, Surf Coast and Greater Geelong.

SkyBus co-CEO and Director, Michael Sewards, said: “SkyBus would continue to work closely with Avalon Airport and government agencies to find a more permanent solution.”

“While the existing operator has decided to cease operations, we believe the people of Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula deserve a reliable, world-class airport connection service to this important Airport.”

“We recognise the assistance of Avalon Airport and Geelong Radio Cabs in acting swiftly and collaboratively to rectify this situation to enable delivery of SkyBus’ service as early as Monday for passengers travelling to and from Avalon Airport.”

“We’re delighted that our iconic red buses, which have become so much a part of Melbourne, will now be connecting Geelong travellers to every plane arrival and departure at Avalon Airport. Customers can travel in comfort and safely on our modern fleet of Australian-made buses featuring free Wi-Fi, adopting our online ticketing enhancements.”

The new service aims to be more affordable, with adult one-way tickets priced at $18. Families can take advantage of SkyBus’ discounted fares – with children 16 and under travel free when they are booked with an adult fare.

While the current arrangements are interim, Mr Sewards said he was confident Geelong travellers would quickly grow to love SkyBus’ world-class service.

“SkyBus is committed to filling the gap left by the previous provider, and giving travellers convenient and affordable transport between Geelong and Avalon Airport.”

“We hope travellers will take advantage of our services while we work with Avalon Airport and government agencies on a more permanent solution that will as always put the interest of the customers first,” said Mr Sewards.

Starting Monday until further notice, SkyBus will operate services to meet every major flight arriving and departing Avalon Airport.

To Avalon Airport

South Geelong Departure Geelong Departure Avalon Airport Arrival Flight code Flight departs
04:25 04:35 05:00 JQ602 06:00
07:30 07:40 08:05 JQ632/JQ627 09:05
08:25 08:35 09:00 JQ630 10:00
11:05 11:15 11:40 JQ604 12:40
13:45 13:55 14:20 JQ606 15:45
16:00 16:10 16:35 JQ608 17:35
18:55 19:05 19:30 JQ610 20:30

To Geelong

Avalon Airport Departure Geelong Arrival South Geelong Arrival Flight code             Flight arrives
09:05 09:30 09:40 JQ603 8:35
10:00 10:25 10:35 JQ605 09:30
12:40 13:05 13:15 JQ633/JQ626 12:10
15:20 15:45 15:55 JQ631 14:50
17:30 17:55 18:05 JQ607 17:00
20:30 20:55 21:05 JQ609 20:00
00:05 00:30 00:40 JQ611 23:35

Tickets can be purchased online, via smartphone or at dedicated e-kiosks at Geelong Station or Avalon Airport. Geelong – Avalon Airport customers will be able to enjoy the same benefits as all SkyBus passengers, including free Wi-Fi, online ticketing options and special pricing for kids and pensioners.

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