New Galway to Dublin bus to begin operating at end of July

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Tony Dempsey, Driver with Aircoach at the announcement of their new Galway route

Private coach operator Aircoach has announced a new route from Galway to Dublin which will begin operating at the end of July.

Aircoach will offer ten services per day, Monday to Sunday, between Galway City and Dublin City and Dublin Airport.

Pick up points will include Galway City, GMIT and Athlone, with a number of services also including pick up points in Ballinasloe and Maynooth.

The coach operator, which was founded in 2001, currently has intercity routes including Cork, Belfast, Dublin City, Dublin Airport, and its suburbs.

Dervla McKay, MD of Aircoach, said that the company is delighted to expand its services to Galway and to commence this new route on July 29.

“Connectivity between our cities is hugely important and we are proud to now offer our services to even more customers,” said Dervla.

“Establishing a Galway – Dublin route was an important next step for us here at Aircoach and we look forward to the months ahead.”

Dervla said that a large section of the public relies on public transport services and they are now seeing passenger numbers continue to build back up with the reopening of the country.

“Pre-pandemic in 2019, Aircoach facilitated over 2.7 million passenger journeys alone and as we look ahead, public transport has an important role to play in the coming years in contributing to Ireland’s Climate Action Plan,” she added.

“We look forward to welcoming our new customers from Galway at this exciting time.”

The announcement of Aircoach’s new Galway route follows the recent unveiling of the company’s brand new look, creating a fresh and modern style in line with its ongoing evolution into a hybrid operator.

In line with Government regulations, Aircoach’s Galway route will initially operate at 75% capacity.

Customers will still be required to wear face masks onboard each service and customers will have the option to pre-book their tickets up to two hours in advance of their journey at aircoach.ie.