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18/07/2017 - Ireland West Airport welcomes new and improved Bus Eireann route 440 services to Ireland West Airport

Ireland West Airport welcomes the recent announcement by Bus Eireann of the introduction of a new and enhanced route 440 bus timetable connecting towns and villages in Mayo, Roscommon and Westmeath with Ireland West Airport.

The new timetable, which came into effect on Sunday 25th June 2017, will see enhanced and additional daily bus services available between Westport and towns and villages in Mayo along the corridor with the airport and in addition enhanced services between Athlone, Roscommon and communities along the corridor with the airport.

Up to six daily return services to and from Westport will now operate to and from the airport whilst four daily return services from Athlone will now operate to and from the airport.
These new services will be a welcome boost and will provide enhanced access between towns and villages in Mayo and the midlands regions with Ireland West Airport. 

Commenting on this news, Joe Gilmore, Managing Director, Ireland West Airport said: “We are delighted to welcome the new and enhanced Route 440 Bus Eireann schedule. Towns and Villages in Mayo, Roscommon and Westmeath on the Route 440 corridor will now enjoy increased transport options to and from the airport on a daily basis, providing great flexibility for passengers travelling to the 23 destinations in the UK and Europe offered by the airport. In addition this will provide enhanced travel options for overseas visitors travelling to the regions providing much needed connectivity for holidaymakers and tourists. We thank Bus Eireann for their continued commitment to the airport and look forward to working with them to ensure the new services prove to be a huge success”.

Rory Leahy, Spokesperson for Bus Eireann commented "Bus Éireann is delighted to announce the enhancement of our services to Ireland West Airport with Route 440 providing additional services throughout the day from Athlone, Roscommon, Westport, Castlebar and towns and villages in the respective counties on the corridor to the Airport".

To view details of the new timetable of services both to and from Ireland West Airport Knock please visit www.buseireann.ie

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