Free start for Skybus service

NO FUSS WITH SKYBUS: There is good news ahead for Wyndham residents who are planning a trip to Melbourne Airport in the near future.

Earlier this month, SkyBus announced it would start running a direct bus service – named the Western Express – between Werribee and the Melbourne Airport from July 1.

SkyBus has since announced that during the service’s first two weeks of operation, passengers will be able to catch the bus to the airport for free.

SkyBus co-chief executive and director, Michael Sewards said passengers would be able to enjoy travelling on the buses at no cost for a fortnight.

The Western Express service will pick up passengers outside the Werribee RSL before stopping at the Tarneit train station and continuing onto the airport.

The service will operate seven days a week between 7am and 7pm.

Werribee MP Tim Pallas welcomed the announcement, which he described as “great news for people out west”.

Last year, SkyBus began running services between Werribee and Avalon airport as part of its express Melbourne-to-Avalon shuttle service. The Avalon-Melbourne buses stop at the Werribee RSL on Synnot Street.

More than 3.8 million trips are taken on SkyBus each year.