Dublin Express shuttle reopens as air travel rises

by Rachel Cunningham
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Dublin Airport’s high-frequency Dublin Express city-airport shuttle service returned on Monday, August 16, in a welcome boost to the local economy, writes Rachel Cunningham.

The new service, which was suspended shortly after its launch in March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, has now restarted as restrictions have eased and air travel has increased.

The restart has resulted in a recruitment push, with a number of vacancies including drivers, customer service advisors and support function roles. 

John Boughton, Managing Director of National Express Ireland, commented: “Covid-19 hit the travel sector hard, but we’re excited to see our covid-secure coaches hit the roads once again, offering great value transfers from right outside the airport terminals. 

“We’ve increased the number of stops we now serve with convenient locations throughout the city…as air passenger numbers pick up, we plan to significantly increase frequency.”

He commented: ”This is great news for Dublin’s economy. With new services comes job creation. And travel boosts tourism and hospitality. It feels good to be playing a part in getting Dublin’s economy back on its feet.”

Services are initially planned to run every 30 minutes from 04.00 to 23.00, stopping at convenient points throughout the city and offering the fastest transfer between the city and Dublin Airport.

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