Ndebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2905 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 954 times:
Yes, it seems like there's a small airport in Galway (GWY). Try http://www.fly.to/galway/
According to this homepage, Aer Arran is the only airline at GWY, flying to DUB and LTN. The pictures seem a little bit outdated, Aer Lingus Saab 340, Crossair, ... I'm not sure how often this homepage is updated.
ps: If you plan to visit Galway, take warm clothes with you - I've been to Shannon in May and it was *cold*!
David_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7798 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 949 times:
There should be flights from DUB to Galway; it may be a "social provision" type of service. I believe it used to be Aer Arran doing the internal flights but they lost out to someone (Euroceltic?) in the last tender and have, instead, expanded their Eire-UK operations, including a Galway-LTN link.
It's not the first time Galway has had links with the UK; I think Ryanair used to have ATR42 flights to LTN, then Air Kilroe began a daily rotation from MAN using J31s and then started a link to LTN. No route really prospered though!
Vfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 4502 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 836 times:
There is also a small airfield to the west of Galway from where the Aran Islands services are operated by Aer Arann. If memory serves - Connemara that is. Nice little airport where you get weighed before check-in in order to assess the most suitable seat in the BN Islander for your flight.
Flights from Galway are operated, as it has been said, by Aer Arann Express - which is, despite the "Express" in its name, in fact the larger (but much younger) outfit.