Jim McCauley, Translink
Controller for Lisburn, Deborah Matchett,
Belfast International Airport PR Manager and
Councillor James Tinsley, Mayor of Lisburn.
A NEW bus service between Lisburn and Belfast International
Airport at Aldergrove is to start on Monday.
Service 109A will operate hourly from 6am to
6pm from the stop outside the city's railway station.
It will also serve Upper Ballinderry and
Glenavy and will offer local air travellers an alternative to
driving or getting a lift.
After calling at the airport the bus will
continue to Antrim. Lisburn's Mayor Councillor James Tinsley
said he was "delighted".
"This new service will enable easier and
speedier access to and from the International Airport for many
of our residents and visitors. With buses stopping in Glenavy
and Upper Ballinderry it will also provide an important link for
our rural communities," he added. Translink's local District
Manager Martin Lundy said the service would be operated by low
floor vehicles which offer easy access for those travelling to
the airport with luggage as well as families with small
To mark the launch there will be a special
introductory fare of a �6 monthly return between Lisburn and the
"These fares will be available until October
31" said Mr Lundy. "During this period we are also removing the
initial �1.50 to purchase Translink Smartlink cards, which means
passengers only pay to top up their journeys. Smartlink offers a
cost effective alternative for frequent flyers or staff working
in and around the airport."
For further information on timetables or to
receive timetables in alternative formats call 9066 6630 or
www.translink.co.uk. Passengers with hearing difficulties
can contact textphone 9038 7505.