SkyBus in transport takeover
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.