Brisbane’s Airtrain ups the offerings for smart travellers

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AUSTRALIA: Holidaymakers and business travellers can get their journey off to a flying start following the introduction of new discounts from Brisbane’s Airtrain, the rail link connecting Brisbane Airport to the city as well as the Gold Coast and Brisbane suburbs.

Launched to reward customers who book in advance with Airtrain, the offerings include an array of early bird savers enabling customers to save up to:

  • 15% if they book online seven or more days before travel
  • 10% two to six days before travel
  • 5% on the day or day before hopping on the Airtrain

Starting as low as $14.45 one way between the Airport and Brisbane City, the discounts apply to single and return e-tickets, Gold Coast Train & Transfer (Airtrain Connect) and Smart Pass. Customers can also share the costs with the City Duo savers, offering trips for only $28 for two people, substantially less than the cost of the $43 average taxi fare equivalent during peak and off peak times.

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Airtrain is also rolling out a Passbook discount voucher programme offering travellers who book online savings of up to 20% on a range of Brisbane and Gold Coast attractions, cafes and more including The Coffee Club plus Whale Watch Day Cruises and Dolphin Adventure Tours run by Tangalooma Island Resort.

Marketing Manager of Brisbane’s Airtrain, Gunjan Allen, said the initiatives are designed to bring greater value, increased flexibility and perks to customers so they can spend more time and money relaxing and enjoying all that booming Brisbane and the surrounding region has to offer.

“Our goal is to deliver the best service and fast, affordable travel for all. Feedback from passengers indicates that they plan ahead so we’ve developed our new offers to help empower our customers, allowing them to organise their trips in advance so they can truly fast track travel whether it’s for business or pleasure,” she said.

The wider selection of tickets is also available at a click of a button following the introduction of Brisbane Airtrain’s new mobile site which features a revamped timetable section and next train countdown times.

“As well as a fresh new look, customers with smartphones can now enjoy an improved mobile reading and ticket buying experience. We’re also working on an innovative new route planner tool with Google Maps allowing passengers to plan out their journey visually from and to the airport, for launch later this year,” Mrs Allen said.