A new SkyBus service will transport travellers from Hobart’s CBD to Hobart Airport.
The Australian-owned business expects to launch the service in July, pending airport and government approval.
SkyBus director Michael Sewards said tourism into Hobart is growing every year.
“We believe SkyBus can deliver a modern airport bus service to and from Hobart Airport, with multiple stops in and out of the city,” he said.
“Our new Hobart Airport Express will be particularly focused on providing local residents with more choice and affordable transport for their airport journey.
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Tourism Industry Council Tasmania chief executive Luke Martin said SkyBus will provide a national level of operation for the Hobart and Tasmanian market.
“For all consumers it will great to get on a SkyBus at Southern Cross station in Melbourne and arrive in central Hobart on the one SkyBus ticket,” Mr Martin said.
“SkyBus will provide a quality visitor experience and will completely change the perception of getting in and out of Hobart airport.”
SkyBus offers customers free Wi-Fi and luggage racks, as well as online, mobile and kiosk ticketing options.
Hobart Airport chief executive Sarah Ranner said the airport had gone through incredible growth in recent years.
“The provision of this service can only enhance the visitor experience to the state’s capital,” she said.
Every year SkyBus transports 4 million people from Victoria’s Tullamarine and Avalon airports.
SkyBus operates services to Melbourne City, Southbank, St Kilda, Geelong, Werribee, Frankston, the Mornington Peninsula, the Gold Coast and Auckland in New Zealand.