Galway Airport
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Galway Airport Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • Galway Airport was built during World War I.
  • For your convenience cars for hire are also offered at Galway city.
  • Galway Airport is actually located in Canmore.
  • Galway Airport is operated by Corrib Airport Limited.
  • Galway Airport charges all passengers over 12 a 10 Euro development fee.

Galway Airport Mini Guide

Galway Airport is located north of Galway City in Carnmore, which is why a hire car is the most reliable way of getting between Galway and Galway Airport. Hiring a car is also the cheapest method of travelling as there is not much in the way of public transport and taxis are expensive. The airport was very successful in the early part of the 21st century, though this has tailed off recently due to the recession. Still, three years ago Galway Airport was able to welcome its two millionth passenger.

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Galway Airport has flights with Aer Arann to Dublin, Edinburgh, London Luton, Waterford and Manchester in summer. There are also private flight training and helicopter flight facilities run from Galway Airport. Because there is a relatively small runway mostly turboprop aircraft are used at Galway Airport. The airport is run by Corrib Airport Limited, though it has also recently had a large amount of financial assistance from the Government of Ireland to the tune of 6.3 million euros.

Remember that if you would prefer to pick up your low cost car downtown we also offer car hire in Galway at the same reasonable prices, so go ahead and make your choice.

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Galway is known as one of the traditional counties of Ireland containing several Irish speaking enclaves so getting directions might be difficult but with car hire Galway we can give you English and other language sat nav systems to help you find your way around.

Latest Update from Galway Airport:

30/04/12 - Aer Arann decided last autumn to cease flights in and out of Galway Airport for the winter season due to economic reasons. It is hoped that flights will resume this summer although at the moment that is looking unlikely. That being the case, Galway Airport, once a proud and successful regional airport will only service general aviation and private charter flights. 

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Galway and the west coast of Ireland can be accessed via car hire ifrom Galway Airport. This is a small Irish airport which has regular services in the summer to the UK including  daily flights with Aer Arann to London. Around 160,000 passengers used the airport last year with the sole operator, Aer Arann.

With the economic downturn, the airport accepts only general aviation in the winter months and if you wish to fly into Galway Airport you should contact the airport directly on 091-755569. There's a flying club that uses the airport so if you want to learn to fly you can get details on the same number.

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