New business gets off the ground

Hop aboard the Paky Express. 255712_02

By Shelby Brooks

Coinciding with the reopening of interstate and international borders, a Pakenham driver is hoping to help locals with the first leg of their journeys.

Steve Davies has launched his new business The Paky Express, which will provide a bus service from Pakenham, Officer, Beaconsfield and Narre Warren to Melbourne Airport.

After working as a ride share driver for six years, Steve said he saw the need for a shuttle service originating from the Cardinia area.

“There’s nothing here for people to get to the airport,“ he said.

“Not unless you want to pay over $150 for an Uber, $250 for a taxi or get someone to drive you which could cost them at least $50 in petrol.

“Getting the Paky Express has got to be a no-brainer for people.“

Steve will charge $55 for a one way trip and $99 return.

For every extra person in your party, the price lowers by $5.

“So for the second passenger, they’ll be $50, the third $45,“ he said.

The brand new commercial passenger vehicle is ready to go and Steve is hoping as travel ramps up, so will his new business.

“We’re catering for affordability and convenience for transport to the airport for this side of town,“ Steve said.

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