Mercedes-Benz Launches Helicopter Service From Airport

Mercedes-Benz Melbourne and Air Melbourne have partnered together to launch an exclusive new service which allows clients to travel on a luxury helicopter between Melbourne Airport and Melbourne CBD (South Wharf) in approximately four minutes flying time.

“Mercedes-Benz Airport Express already offers our customers the ability to have their vehicle serviced whilst they travel and to take the hassle out of traffic and parking with our valet service to the terminal,” said Horst Von Sanden, CEO Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific and Managing Director, Mercedes-Benz Cars. “Our facility at Mercedes-Benz Airport Express has proven itself with strong demand from customers and we have added the Heli-Express service to add another dimension of convenience especially for time poor customers. It cements the facility as unrivalled by any other manufacturer in our market.”

John Borg, a Director at Air Melbourne said “As a regular user of Mercedes-Benz Airport Express in Melbourne I know how important convenience is to travellers. We saw an opportunity to offer a service that meets the needs of travellers who need to maximise their time on the ground. Heli-Express provides a fast and efficient service without the stress and frustration that occurs from travel delays due to traffic congestion. Heli-Express maximises your time on the ground by flying you directly from Melbourne Airport to the CBD in approximately four minutes. It is a service that is unrivalled in the market and the perfect compliment to the convenience of Mercedes-Benz Airport Express.”

Air Melbourne is an established Melbourne owned helicopter company and operates luxurious twin-engine Agusta helicopters which seat up to seven passengers.

For arrivals and departures, the Melbourne Airport helipad is located at Mercedes-Benz Melbourne Airport Express dealership and is the only helipad at Melbourne Airport with direct clearance. The CBD helipad is located on the Yarra River at South Wharf. Heli-Express flights operate from sunrise to sunset and the service includes the unique Mercedes-Benz valet transfer between the helipad and airport terminals. A one way Heli-Express flight is only $274.00 per person including GST.

Air Melbourne has just announced that Heli-Express flights now operate from Moorabbin Airport. Commencing in May, Heli-Express will operate two services from Moorabbin Airport to Melbourne Airport at sunrise; with two flights returning from Melbourne Airport to Moorabbin Airport at sunset, to better service the South Eastern areas of Melbourne. And, in the future Air Melbourne aims to offer flights operating from Lilydale Airport. Air Melbourne is continuously looking at new opportunities to expand the Heli-Express service and to greater assist the outer suburbs.

To arrange a reservation, or for any other queries, contact Mercedes-Benz Airport Express on (03) 8346 6100 or Air Melbourne on (03) 9629 5099 or via email to [email protected]