Leinster Rugby and Aircoach Extend Partnership
February 18, 2019 2:00 pm Marcus Ó Buachalla
It was today announced that Aircoach, Ireland’s leading private bus and coach operator, are set to continue to be the official coach supplier to Leinster Rugby.
The announcement was made at Leinster Rugby’s headquarters in UCD, Dublin this morning as Aircoach unveiled their newly branded bus to celebrate the partnership.
This deal comes as the transport company, which operates its service 24 hours a day, 364 days a year on five key routes connecting Dublin Airport with Dublin City Centre as well as their routes from Cork and Belfast, are investing over €4.5 million in 2018 and 2019 on new coaches and upgrades in technology.
Dervla McKay, Managing Director of Aircoach commented: “We are delighted to be continuing our partnership with Leinster Rugby as their official coach supplier and look forward to working with them over the coming years. We are part of a fantastic organisation and proud to be responsible for the transport of one of Europe’s top rugby teams.”
Commenting on trends and the changing needs of passengers Dervla added: “We cater for a wide mix of passengers, all with varying needs, from holidaymakers to regular work commuters between the key urban centres in Ireland. Reliability of service and travelling in comfort at an affordable price are key deliverables but the modern passenger also wants great WiFi and easy, flexible online booking and payment options. Many of our passengers are sports fans, commuting for matches in all sports so we have also continued with our sponsorship with Leinster Rugby.”
CEO of Leinster Rugby, Mick Dawson commented: “We have been partners with Aircoach for the last number of years and delighted to be continuing our partnership with them. The level of service they provide is excellent and their entire operation is extremely professional.
“As the players travel long distances, especially when playing other provinces, their comfort and connectivity is hugely important and Aircoach provide the highest level of service in this regard.
“Not only that but there is a real connection between Aircoach and our supporters club, the OLSC, and it is great to see the fleet of blue coaches service their needs for our big inter-pro derbies in particular.”
For more information on please visit www.aircoach.ie.