Avalon Airport is pleased to announce that SkyBus has agreed to temporarily take over the Geelong, Surf Coast and Bellarine bus service vacated by the Murrell Group on Friday. Services will resume Monday morning, operating for a 6-month period whilst arrangements for a permanent service are finalised.
SkyBus has also reached an agreement with local company Geelong Taxi Network to provide a pickup and drop-off service throughout Geelong, the Bellarine, and Surf Coast. Whilst all reservations will be made through SkyBus, Geelong Taxi Network will provide a transfer service between regional areas and the Geelong Train Station.
Avalon Airport CEO, Justin Giddings said “We thank SkyBus for stepping in so quickly after the Murrell Group withdrew their Avalon Airport Shuttle service. SkyBus is Australia’s leading airport bus company providing online booking, free Wi-Fi, and will meet every flight at Avalon Airport. The recently introduced SkyBus Avalon to Melbourne service has been very popular and we are thrilled they have agreed to temporarily provide such a valuable service to our local region.”
“Despite the decision by Murrell Group to terminate their services with little more than 24 hours’ notice, I am very pleased that we have been able to assist Avalon customers with alternative arrangements which have included Avalon staff driving customers home.”
“Finally I thank Geelong Taxi Network for their willingness to assist at such short notice, and congratulate them on extending their long standing service to the community.”
More information on ticketing and scheduling will be available from Monday on the SkyBus website www.skybus.com.au