AUSTRALIA JetExpress is a new Adelaide Metro service between the airport and the city centre using a twin-steer Bustech double-decker.
It’s the first time a double-decker has been used for city operation since the last trolleybuses were withdrawn in 1958. The service will be trialled for six months to see how long it takes people to board and alight, and how customers respond. It complements JetBus services already linking the airport with Gleneig, West Beach and the city.
Transport Minster Stephen Mullighan explained that with record numbers of international and interstate visitors passing through Adelaide Airport, these new services will give travellers an extra transport option to get to and from the airport.
“The new, fully air-conditioned JetExpress bus seats 92 passengers – far greater capacity than standard 47-seat and 67-seat articulated buses – and will be available for the cost of a normal metroticket fare,” he said. “It will enable us to carry more people between the airport and the city as more airlines and more flights continue to be added at the airport. The service will operate hourly and take approximately 25 minutes, providing 10 trips in the morning period and 10 in the evening.