National Express and Ryanair announce major new partnership
National Express has joined forces with Europe's largest airline in a move that further strengthens the UK's largest coach operator's position in the airport market.
Thanks to the deal, Ryanair passengers travelling to and from London and Manchester airports can now benefit from affordable coach travel with National Express when booking with Ryanair online.
National Express connections will be available to all Ryanair passengers travelling to and from Luton, Gatwick, Stansted and Manchester airports.
Conveniently, people can also now buy National Express tickets during Ryanair flights operating from these destinations - a perfect option for those making last-minute plans.
Currently, a third of the National Express network operates to airports, with services operating 24/7. There were in excess of five million passenger journeys to airports in 2012.
Tom Stables, Managing Director National Express UK Coach, said: "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."
Ryanair's Robin Kiely said: "Ryanair will carry over 80 million 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."
For more information, to book tickets and view Coach Tracker, an online facility that provides real-time information, visit www.nationalexpress.com.
Alternatively, call the National Express Birmingham-based customer contact centre 24/7 on 08717 818178.