regional carrier Aer Arann Express is adding a new service linking Galway with
Glasgow Prestwick from next month.
airline is currently negotiating the terms with Galway Airport and will reveal its
full schedule and fares shortly. Aer Arann, which has been studying the route,
says it decided to go ahead with the service after learning that Air Wales was
dropping its own plans to operate the route.
Arann commercial manager Jennifer Mooney says: “Having
carried just under 115,000 passengers through Galway Airport this year, we feel
we are exceptionally well positioned to operate this service and look forward
to introducing what will be our third UK service from Galway Airport.”
Irish carrier currently serves Dublin, London Luton and Manchester from Galway.
regional Air Wales was set to operate its own service on the route. But a
company spokeswoman says: “Since announcing the launch of the service, we have
learnt that Aer Arann have been investigating the same route, and of course,
it’s simply not viable for two airlines to run this service.
taken the decision to withdraw from the service out of respect for Aer Arann
and wish them every success with its launch.”
adds: “We are still committed to the
expansion of the Air Wales network in Ireland and will continue to service our
existing routes between Cork and Dublin.”