SkyBus in trans­port takeover

The Gold Coast Bulletin - - BUSINESS -

A MEL­BOURNE-based air­port trans­fer ser­vice has snapped up the Gold Coast Tourist Shut­tle, GCTS, as part of an ag­gres­sive ex­pan­sion plan.

SkyBus, which was founded in 1978 and trans­ports five mil­lion pas­sen­gers in Vic­to­ria and New Zealand each year, will re­brand GCTS to SkyBus Gold Coast from early next month.

It will com­pete with Gold Coast bus com­pany Con-X-ion among oth­ers in the heav­ily con­tested air­port trans­fer ser­vice market.

SkyBus co-chief ex­ec­u­tive Adam Begg said the ac­qui­si­tion was part of a plan to grow the com­pany in Aus­tralia.

“Our move into Gold Coast is an ex­cit­ing el­e­va­tion of the SkyBus brand, pro­vid­ing a vi­tal and world-class ser­vice to one of Aus­trala­sia’s most pop­u­lar des­ti­na­tions,” he said.

GCTS is owned and op­er­ated by Surf­side Buslines, a sub­sidiary of Robina-based Tran­sit Aus­tralia Group.

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