According to a statement published on DublinAirport.com, the new service is estimated to save in the region of 25,000 car journeys during July and August, and will have 16 trips per day in each direction, between 5.20am and 1.00am.
Pick up and drop off locations are in Dublin at Burgh Quay, Westland Row and Custom House Quay, Dublin Airport Terminal 1 and Glengall Street in Belfast.
The statement published on DublinAirport.com quoted Dublin Express general manager Rory Fitzgerald as saying, "The reaction to the Belfast route from Dublin City is amazing with huge demand from our two prime stops at Westland Row and Custom House Quay. We are bringing a new standard of luxury travel for people travelling to Belfast with pick up options southside of the city centre for the first time ever. When we announced the new service we were blown away by the response selling 14,000 tickets in just under five hours and sales have been going really well since. We estimate that in the first few weeks of operating we’ll be replacing over 25,000 car journeys between the two big cities on the island as a result of people booking to travel on our new service."
The statement published on DublinAirport.com also quoted Miriam Ryan of Dublin Airport operator DAA as saying, "The addition of this new route will make it much easier for thousands of passengers from Northern Ireland to get to and from Dublin Airport. A lot of our passengers live in and around the Belfast area and this new service is certain to prove very popular with them. As Ireland's national airport, we're fully committed to increasing the number of public transport options for our passengers and look forward to adding more services very soon."
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