Airport transfer in Melbourne is getting a makeover, with the airport now accepting debit and credit cards for travellers.
Airport transfer service airporttransfer.com is the new name of Airport Transfer Australia, and it promises to take your car and transport it to Melbourne for just $9000.
The site was launched by the Melbourne Airport Authority (MAA), which owns and operates the airport, and claims to offer free airport transfers from any airport in Australia for a limited time.
It will take you to a secure facility and provide the necessary paperwork and insurance to get your car to Melbourne.
After you receive the documents, you will be transported to a parking area, where you will receive a driver-side window sticker to complete your paperwork.
Once you are inside the facility, you are asked to take the car to a designated area and give it a thorough check.
The sticker is supposed to come with your car, which is then inspected by an airport worker and checked for proper paperwork and a new tag number.
You are then told to give the car a proper inspection and the driver will drive the car out of the facility.
Airport Transfer Australia says the cost is $9.99 for a vehicle that is registered with the MAA.
To make things even easier, Airport Transfer Melbourne will also send you a letter detailing the process that is required to transfer your car.
MAA spokeswoman Kelly Hinton said the service would be launched within a month.
“We’re really excited about the possibilities that Airport Transfer has and we’re confident it’s the right solution for the modern day traveller,” she said.
She said that the process would take just 10 minutes and was currently being trialled at a few other airports around Australia.
What are the drawbacks?
There are a number of drawbacks to Airport Transfer.
First, there are some restrictions around how the paperwork will be handled.
According to the MHA website, the MDA requires a driver’s licence, vehicle registration and an air ticket, plus proof of insurance.
As a result, drivers will need to carry their own paperwork, as well as a car licence.
For the drivers to be eligible, they must be over 18, and have no previous driving convictions.
The service is not available to passengers who are travelling from a different airport.
Other services offered by the MAAA include airport transfer from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth, Gold Coast, Hobart, and Darwin.
Airbus and Lufthansa have already announced they are expanding their Airport Transfer services.
Lufthanson, a Paris-based airline, says it will be introducing the service at Melbourne Airport.
A spokeswoman said the airline would have a driver with a valid airline certificate, as a passenger would need to show proof of proof of residency.
There is also no need for a driver to be accompanied by a passenger, the spokeswoman said.
Airports around Australia have long been offering similar services, with some airlines including Emirates and Emirates Airline offering complimentary transfers from the ground to a destination in their own hubs.
This service will offer the same level of convenience and convenience, but at the cost of less security, said the MCA.
Airbnb is another company offering the service, and its website promises to bring travellers “from anywhere in the world, at any time, for a fraction of the price”.
“With Airbnb, we’ve taken the hassle out of transferring your vehicle,” Airbnb spokeswoman Jennifer Hulbert said.