Aircoach’s Galway route has take off! Aircoach marks an exciting day as they officially launch their new Galway route

Aircoach, one of Ireland’s long-standing coach and bus operators is delighted to announce the commencement of its brand-new route from Galway to Dublin today (Monday, 26 July). The first service on the new route will be on Thursday 29 July.


This will be a Galway-city to Dublin Airport and Dublin city centre route –allowing Galwegians to travel in style to and from Ireland’s capital. The new route will run ten daily services – allowing passengers to board from a variety of stops including Galway city, GMIT, Maynooth, Athlone and Ballinasloe. 


With the majority of Ireland’s private coach and bus companies grounding to a halt in March 2020 as the pandemic hit hard, today marks a positive announcement from Aircoach. 


The coach provider is now a national service as it expands its network of intercity routes, which are already operational in Cork, Belfast, Dublin City, Dublin Airport and its suburbs. 


Passengers will be able to hop on board this new route, as Aircoach continues to provide safe, reliable, convenient, and great-value journeys to its new customers. While this year has continued to showcase a particular sense of uncertainty for travel, Aircoach is optimistic about the future with domestic travel increasing and international travel expected to follow suit. 


Commenting on the launch of today’s new Galway route, Dervla McKay, Managing Director of Aircoach said: “We are delighted to officially launch our new route from Galway to Dublin today. 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 are thrilled to have also been joined by such high profile Galway figures – including the Gardiner brothers and the Mayor of Galway – to mark todays launch in Galway city centre. We look forward to welcoming our customers from Galway at this exciting time.”


Following their performance at todays launch, Michael and Matthew Gardiner commented on this exciting new Aircoach route: “We were absolutely thrilled to be invited to perform at todays 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, conveyed her excitement for this momentous day for Galway noting: “The people of Galway are absolutely thrilled to welcome the launch of todays 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.”


The launch of todays route will also be in keeping with Government regulations, as Aircoach’s Galway route will operate at 75% capacity. Customers will still be required to wear a face covering onboard each service. Customers will have the option to pre-book their tickets up to two hours in advance of their journey at


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