lmml 14/32
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Galway Airport

Mon Sep 30, 2002 3:01 am

Is there an airport in Galway? What flights are there from DUB?
 
Ndebele
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RE: Galway Airport

Mon Sep 30, 2002 3:10 am

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 The pictures seem a little bit outdated, Aer Lingus Saab 340, Crossair, ...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
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RE: Galway Airport

Mon Sep 30, 2002 3:14 am


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!

David
 
greenjet
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RE: Galway Airport

Mon Sep 30, 2002 5:30 am

Aer Arann still fly DUB-GWY, 5 times on a weekday. Check it out at http://www.aerarannexpress.com
 
teahan
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RE: Galway Airport

Mon Sep 30, 2002 8:17 am

LMML 14/32,

As Greenjet said, there are 5 daily flights. Schedules are as follows:

Galway to Dublin
Depart Arrive Frequency Flight No.
0605 0650 1 2 3 4 5 - - RE 230
0715 0800 - - - - - 6 - - RE 230
0840 0925 1 2 3 4 5 - 7 RE 232
1405 1450 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 RE 234
1640 1725 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 RE 236
1905 1950 1 2 3 4 5 - - RE 238

Dublin to Galway
Depart Arrive Frequency Flight No.
0735 0820 1 2 3 4 5 - - RE 231
1300 1345 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 RE 233
1045 1130 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 RE 235
1800 1845 1 2 3 4 5 - - RE 237
2215 2300 1 2 3 4 5 - 7 RE 239
1930 2015 - - - - - 6 - - RE 239

Galway Airport has a 1350 metre runway.

David_itl,

Euroceltic in fact got Sligo and Donegal. Aer Arann kept Galway and Kerry.

Jeremiah

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David_itl
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RE: Galway Airport

Mon Sep 30, 2002 6:37 pm

Jeremiah/Greenjet

Thanks for the correction to my erroneous line! Are there any non-DUB Irish domestic services?

David
 
lmml 14/32
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RE: Galway Airport

Mon Sep 30, 2002 11:15 pm

Thanks a million guys.
 
LPL
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RE: Galway Airport

Tue Oct 01, 2002 12:07 am

Someone told me that when there is bad weather at Galway, aircraft must land at Shannon.
 
vfw614
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RE: Galway Airport

Tue Oct 01, 2002 12:38 am

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.