Using a dealership's shuttle service is usually the last thing you want to do when your car is in the shop but that could soon be changing thanks to a partnership between Mercedes-Benz Melbourne and Air Melbourne.

Using a dealership's shuttle service is usually the last thing you want to do when your car is in the shop but that could soon be changing thanks to a partnership between Mercedes-Benz Melbourne and Air Melbourne.

Dubbed Heli-Express, the shuttle service enables owners to drop their car off at Mercedes-Benz Airport Express and then travel on a twin-engine Agusta helicopter to Melbourne's central business district (CBD) in approximately four minutes flying time. Unfortunately, the service costs $274 AUD ($253 USD / €182) one way but includes "unique Mercedes-Benz valet transfer between the helipad and airport terminals."

According to Mercedes-Benz Australia / Pacific CEO Horst Von Sanden, "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.”

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Mercedes improves the dealership shuttle experience with a twin-engine helicopter