Kilkenny bus company to launch 24-hour airport service, 70 new jobs created
A Kilkenny company has signed a lucrative contract to operate a new 24-hour-a-day Dublin Airport passenger service which will result in the creation of 70 new jobs.
Dublin Express, a new venture which will run service to and from the captial’s city centre and the suburbs from Dublin Airport, will be operated by Bernard Kavanagh Coaches, the hugely successful Kilkenny business based in Urlingford.
The local company has reached an agreement with UK coach operator National Express, who will be creating 70 new jobs as part of the new service.
Bernard Kavanagh Coaches are already Ireland’s largest private coach operator. They have previously partnered with National Express in providing some services at Dublin Airport.
The new cross-city and suburban service will begin next month.
Bernard Kavanagh Coaches has received 26 new coaches over the past 18 month, and the fleet will be put into use in the new servive.
The company said passengers can expect a range of modern comfort features, including extra legroom, free WiFi and charging sockets.
Dublin Express will also provide real-time tracking of their coach, easy booking and payment and contactless ticketing.