Aer Arann Express to Launch Direct Service

Aer Arann Express announced that it will begin operating a direct service from London Luton Airport to Galway Airport from Monday, 9th September 2002.

The new daily service will depart Galway at 11.50am and arrive in Luton at 1.50pm. The return flight will depart Luton at 2.20pm and arrive in Galway at 4.20pm.  The service will be operated using a 50-seater ATR42 turboprop aircraft.
The new London Luton to Galway service will offer both business and
leisure flyers a quick, easy and cost-effective route from the West of
Ireland to the British capital.
Commenting on the announcement, Padraig O`Ceidigh, Managing Director for Aer Arann Express said “This is a very exciting development for Aer Arann
Express and we are delighted to be starting our first Ireland to London
service from Galway.  We are introducing this service in response to
demand from the local community and believe that a Galway-London air
service will have huge benefits for both business and leisure interests in
the Galway region.  We look forward to working with local tourism organisations and the corporate sector to promote the service and hope to
be able to increase the service to two flights a day for summer 2003”

He added “The introduction of this service is once again testament to our
commitment to providing regional access to local communities in Ireland.” 

Paul Kehoe, Managing Director London Luton Airport said “We are delighted
to welcome Aer Arann Express to London Luton Airport. We have a very long
and successful history of serving passengers flying to and from Ireland
and we have always greatly valued that support and loyalty”.

“This new service not only opens up the West of Ireland to more holiday
makers from the United Kingdom - but will also allow a new `fast track`
way for the business or leisure flyer to travel between Galway and London”


London Luton Airport is situated only 28miles north of central London,
close to both the M1 and M25 Motorways, and the Midland Mainline /
Thameslink rail connection to London, the Midlands and Northern England.
Trains from Luton Airport Parkway Station leave for central London up to
11 times an hour at peak times with, a journey time of as little as 27
minutes.  Frequent and direct coach services link the Airport not only to
London but also to primary destinations in the Midlands, South East and
East Anglia regions of the UK.

Fares on the route will start at £106.00 return midweek including tax and
can be booked online at or by calling reservation on 0800 85723 24.