ManaBus.com, the city to city express coach operator, has extended its services from December 5, with twice daily connections between Auckland and Tauranga.
Two weeks after the company carried its first passengers, ManaBus.com will be traversing the Kaimai Ranges, calling at Hamilton and Manukau on its journey between Tauranga and Auckland.
Geoff Norman, CEO, said that after two weeks on the road, the ManaBus.com team is settling in well.
“We are pleased to extend our service to Tauranga and are looking forward to launching in other North Island towns later this month.
“People travelling between the Bay Plenty and Auckland now have the option of being chauffeur-driven, in comfortable coaches with luxury reclining leather seats, free WiFi, at seat power points and air-conditioning, all at really affordable fares.”
Around 70 jobs have been created, with most based in regional centres in the North Island, including three people from the Tauranga area.
Geoff said that the company was quite particular about hiring only those who had both the driving skills and the friendly attitude that ManaBus.com and its sister express coach companies in Poland, Finland and the US are known for.
“Great customer service is what we want ManaBus.com to be known for and we were fortunate to hire some very high calibre drivers and attendants from the Bay of Plenty area.
“We know they will look after customers, and get them to their destinations safely and on time. We’re proud of the team that we have assembled.”
From December 19 ManaBus.com has been serving eight major North Island destinations: Auckland, Manukau, Hamilton, Rotorua, Tauranga, Taupo, Wellington and Whangarei, including seven connections a day between Hamilton and Auckland.