First Bus-owned Aircoach has expanded its network of services with the help of an Irish dance duo to launch a new Galway route
Irish operator Aircoach has announced the commencement of a new route from Galway to Dublin. This service will operate from Galway city to Dublin Airport and Dublin city centre, providing a new option for Galwegians travelling to and from Ireland’s capital. The new route will see ten daily services, also serving Maynooth, Athlone and Ballinasloe.
The operator is expanding to offer a national service, increasing its network of intercity routes which already serve Cork, Belfast, Dublin City, Dublin Airport and Dublin’s suburbs. While this year has continued to show a sense of uncertainty for travel, Aircoach said it is optimistic about the future with domestic travel increasing and international travel expected to follow suit.
Commenting on the launch the new Galway route, Dervla McKay, Managing Director of Aircoach, said: “We are delighted to officially launch our new route from Galway to Dublin. Following a year of such uncertainty within the travel industry, our new route will play a key part in creating a sustainable recovery going forward as we re-emerge from many months of national lockdown. The reliability of our service and being able to travel in comfort at an affordable price, as well as providing flexibility with online booking, payment options and great WiFi connectivity are all key deliverables that we will continue to provide on this new route. We were thrilled to have also been joined by such high profile Galway figures – including the Gardiner brothers and the Mayor of Galway – to mark the launch in Galway city centre. We look forward to welcoming our customers from Galway at this exciting time.”
Following their special dance performance at the launch, Irish dancers Michael and Matthew Gardiner commented on this exciting new Aircoach route: “We were absolutely thrilled to be invited to perform at the launch. This new Aircoach route marks the beginning of a really exciting time for Galway, as it will bring so much convenience to the people of Galway when having to travel to and from Dublin. We are really looking forward to being able to use the service ourselves when travelling to Dublin in the near future.”
Colette Connolly, Mayor of Galway, said: “The people of Galway are absolutely thrilled to welcome the launch of the new route. Following so many months of unease and uncertainty, this new route marks an exciting new beginning for the people of Galway and we look forward to welcoming people to our city and county on this new route. As we look to the future, having key services such as this one will help us to rebuild our tourism and hospitality sector.”