Airport transfer operator, Skybus, has ordered 15 new low-floor Optimus buses from Volgren. The 12.5 metre buses to be built on a Man RC-2 chassis will go into build in October with the first buses expected to be delivered by February next year.

The order from Skybus is in response to increased growth and a commitment to ensure more Victorians have options for getting to and from Melbourne’s airports affordably.

Skybus CEO Adam Begg said “SkyBus is responding to increased growth and demand by maintaining a modern fleet of buses and adding more routes to suburbs and key regional hubs across Victoria.”

“These 15 new Volgren busses will make a significant contribution to our fleet, and an even more important contribution to creating jobs and opportunities in Melbourne’s industrial heartland in the south east.

Volgren CEO, Peter Dale said all 15 buses would be built in Dandenong and locally engineered, securing jobs and supporting the growing supply chain of local businesses.”

“Volgren is now responsible for close to two in every three route buses sold in Australia and this latest order from Skybus is another great endorsement of the high quality buses we’ve been designing and manufacturing for more than three decades.”

“Our first delivery to Skybus was in 2002 and we’re delighted to be given the opportunity to build on that partnership by delivering another 15 buses,” Peter said.