Ryanair and National Express agree partnership

Ireland-based low cost carrier Ryanair and Europe’s largest scheduled coach operator National Express have announced a partnership deal to provide travellers arriving at and departing from Manchester and London airports with direct and affordable coach links.

Passengers travelling to or from London Gatwick, London Luton, London Stansted and Manchester with Ryanair will be able to book online for direct National Express connections. This can be made via Ryanair’s own website, Ryanair.com, or by purchasing tickets onboard Ryanair flights in the UK. National Express has a strong focus on providing links to and from airports and other destinations in the UK, with around one-third of its services linking to an airport 24-7.

Commenting on the agreement, Ryanair’s Robin Kiely said, ‘Ryanair will carry over 80m passengers this year at the lowest fares, connecting 180 airports through over 1,500 routes. Now our passengers can go even further thanks to a new partnership with National Express, with coach tickets available to purchase both on the Ryanair.com website and onboard Ryanair flights operating to and from London Gatwick, London Luton, London Stansted and Manchester Airport.’

Tom Stables, National Express UK Coach Manager Director, added, ‘We operate millions of passenger journeys to UK airports each year and are pleased our new partnership with Ryanair makes it that bit easier for people to get their trip off to a flying start. It’s now even simpler for holidaymakers and business travellers to benefit from affordable airport travel.’