Dallas International Airport (DIA) announced it will soon launch a new bus service that will connect Dallas to the airport via a $20 million private-jet lag.
The service, called BusBus, will launch on Sept. 14, and it will operate for 30 days at the airport, the airport said in a statement.
The first BusBus trip will depart on Thursday, Sept. 16, at 7:20 a.m. from Terminal 2B.
“The BusBus service will bring the fastest and most reliable bus service to the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area,” the airport statement said.
The company behind the BusBus program is the same one that owns and operates the JetLink, which also operates in North America, said David Lebenthal, president and chief executive officer of JetLink.
The JetLink has operated since 1998, and its fleet now includes more than 40 planes, according to the Jetlink website.
The new BusBus will be used for a period of time when JetLink’s JetLink service is suspended, Lebenson said.
“This is a very exciting moment for JetLink,” Lebens said.
It will allow the JetBus to continue to operate during JetLink suspensions, but will not be able to fly during Jetlink service disruptions.
“We are thrilled to have a new private jet lag in the Dallas area to provide a seamless ride to and from our new Terminal 2,” JetLink said in the statement.
A BusBus flight from Terminal 1B to the new bus terminal at the new JetLink terminal will be made possible by a new $25 million contract with Southwest Airlines.
The contract will be awarded through a competitive process, with an opportunity to enter for the contract once the first flight has been completed.
JetLink is working with the Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Aviation Agency, and other agencies to make sure that the service works properly.
JetBus service is available at some locations, but not all, of the Dallas Airport.
“In the meantime, JetBus will continue to provide the fastest service in Dallas, but this service will only operate on the Airport’s private jet Lag and will not operate on other airports within the Dallas metropolitan area,” JetBus said in its announcement.
The announcement comes amid the ongoing Dallas Ebola crisis, which has killed more than 3,100 people and infected more than 13,000.
The airline has said it is suspending all scheduled flights on Thursday due to the outbreak.