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17/07/2018

Route Amendment

ROUTE DIVERSION ON SUNDAY 22nd of July 10:00 - 13:30

Unfortunately. we are unable to service the Clondalkin Airport Hopper stops at MILL CENTRE & FONTHILL DUNAWLEY to facilitate the SSE Airtricity South Dublin 10k.

Best of luck to everyone taking part. #AirportHopper #10K

01/06/2018

We're Looking for a HGV Mechanic (Bus & Coach)

Come for a job, stay for a rewarding career!

We are seeking to hire a full-time HGV Mechanic to join our hugely successful and award-winning team. Our parent company, The Dualway Group, is one of the largest privately owned companies in the Irish transportation and tourism sector.

We as a company operate private coach hire, scheduled services, a wide range of day tours in Ireland and the iconic red open top tour buses in Dublin. Our worldwide brands also include City Sightseeing and Gray Line. Our prestigious awards history incorporates everything from service excellence, best safety practices up to excellence in HR, and everything in between.

Due to continued expansion and growth, we are looking for an enthusiastic, can-do Coach and Bus Mechanic to join our busy Service and Maintenance Team. Joining our team offers you the enjoyment of working in a people-focused work environment, along with many career advancement and development opportunities.

 
Responsibilities include:

• Adhering to the DOE schedules
• Liaising with the Maintenance Manager on bus parts required to carry out a service
• Ensure all work is carried out to quality and specification requirements and documentation is completed accurately and in a timely manner
• Provide updates on a daily basis
• Ensure good housekeeping by maintaining a clean and safe workplace
• Work with bus models such as Scania, Volvo, Mercedes, MAN and Iveco

 

The successful candidate will ideally:

• Be a fully qualified HGV Mechanic
• Hold a full D Licence
• Be a people person with excellent interpersonal and people management skills
• Demonstrate strong organisational and planning skills
• Be friendly with the ability to communicate effectively with customers and colleagues
• Be diligent, with a flexible and can do approach to work
• Work well under pressure

Salary:

• Hourly rate negotiable depending on experience

Other benefits and what we offer:

• A fun, friendly and people-focused work environment
• Career advancement opportunities
• Development opportunities
• Pension Plan
• Saving Scheme
• Free GP visits
• Educational assistance
• Sports and Social Club
• Fully equipped and comfortable canteen

 
Apply Today:

If you think you have what it takes to work for the Airport Hopper and all the other brands associated, be sure to send your application to hradmin@dualway.com today!

Please note that the Airport Hopper and Dualway Group depot is located in Rathcoole, Co. Dublin.
The Dualway Group the parent company of the Airport Hopper, is an Equal Opportunities Employer – Putting people first the safest way.

30/05/2018

Maynooth Airport Hopper Update

Maynooth Airport Hopper Update
It is with great pleasure that I can share some exciting news from Hopper HQ! On the 1st of July,  to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Service from Maynooth, we will increase the frequency of our service to every 30 Minutes during peak hours. Increasing our frequency will allow our customers more flexibility in getting to and from Dublin Airport.

Thanks to our customers' loyal support, we are going through a period of expansion and are currently recruiting the Best Drivers to join the Airport Hopper team. If you have the drive to join our award-winning team as well as a full D Licence Tachograph, up to date CPC,  Digital Tachograph, then apply to HERE
Customer Surveys:
Customer satisfaction is at the heart of our business. We conduct Customer Surveys every year and look at ways to improve the service we provide. Following Airport Hopper Surveys, we implemented the following Service improvements:

  • Wifi:  The Airport Hopper fleet now has Wifi!  This allows our customers to make their friends and co-workers green with envy as they share their holiday's photographs on social media!
  • Leap Card: Coming off a long flight, the last thing you need is to worry about money.  Don't fear of your wallet has more Dollars and Pounds than Euro. Simply tap your Leap card and hop onboard. Better still book online to save 20% of your adult ticket.
  • E-tickets: The Airport Hopper, which is operated by the Dualway Group, is committed to working towards a sustainable, green future. There's no need to print out your ticket, simply show your Eticket to our Driver and Hop on board Check out Dualways's Environmental policy here. 
  • Live Positioning:  Our most requested improvement was the introduction of our  Real-Time Live Positioning on the Airport Hopper Buses. We understand that you are excited about going on holidays. Now you can click on our live positioning tool and see the exact location of your Airport Hopper.

The Airport Hopper is a family-run company which is committed to working with our local community. Look out for our Road Crew popping up in local Community Festivals over the Summer Season!

22/05/2018

How to pack like a Pro

Our Top 5 Tips to allow you to Pack like a Pro
Airlines have reduced your Baggage Allowance so now’s the time to master your packing skills!  Typically the newer suitcases are made out of lightweight materials with lots of handy zips and buckets.  There's no need to throw out your older suitcases yet - check out our list of handy space-saving tips that will have you packing like a Pro!

  • Consider multi-purpose compression bags, not only will they save you valuable space but you can also use them to hold dirty clothes on the way back. One ingenious member of the Airport Hopper Team also uses them to wash clothes while abroad! Simply add water and soap to the bag, pop in some clothes and massage your clothes clean!
  • Roll your clothes! This is the best way to save space and to prevent your clothes from having wrinkles. Your clothes can then be stacked in the case.
  • Choose travel sized products for your toiletries. This will keep your case light and also leave more room for other items (Duty-Free!). If you run out you can always pop into a local supermarket and top up.
  • Colour scheme your clothes, bring neutral colours to mix and match pieces so each item of clothing can be worn with more than one outfit. Cold evenings after a day at the beach? Bring layering clothes that can be altered depending on the weather.
  •  Check if your hotel room includes hair dryers and irons! There's no need to bring your kitchen sink with you if your Hotel or Air BnB offers all of your home amenities. Otherwise, pack travel sized electronics, saving weight and space in your luggage. Just don’t forget the travel adaptor!
  • ps-Save paper and money where possible!  Book online and save 20% off your Airport Hopper Ticket. There's no need to print your ticket, simply book online and show your Driver your online ticket.

    In order to ensure that there is space for everyone’s luggage on the Airport hopper, we ask that you bring only a suitcase and a small piece of hand luggage, send us an email to info@airporthopper.ie if you have excess luggage and we will do our best to facilitate you!

    Where ever you are holidaying this year we hope it’s one to remember.
    Airport Hopper Team

    11/05/2018

    We're Hiring - Join the Airport Hopper Team Today

     

    The Airport Hopper Team are delighted to announce that we are now hiring! We are currently seeking both permanent Full Time and Part-Time Coach Drivers to join our hugely successful, award-winning team.

    The Airport Hopper is a premium scheduled service operating from Tallaght and Maynooth to and from Dublin Airport daily. Due to continued expansion and growth, we are now seeking experienced coach drivers, with at least two years’ experience, to join our full-time and part-time driving team.

    Click here to join our team today!

    11/05/2018

    Dublin Airport Welcomes New Icelandair Service to Reykjavik

    Attention holiday goers' and all who have that so-called travel-bug.

    Did you hear that Dublin Airport has announced that Icelandair will operate a new direct Dublin - Reykjavik service six times a week, starting this June!

    Not only are we delighted to hear about the new service, we too believe it is excellent news for the tourism industry as a whole, allowing people to take advantage of onward connections to almost 20 different cities across North America (according to the guys at Dublin Airport).

    When it launches this service, Icelandair will become Dublin Airport's 22nd new scheduled airline since 2010. The people at Dublin Airport are busy bees, we know!

    So, if you are thinking of taking a break this June, why not give the island of Iceland a go! And with their nation also in this year’s FIFA World Cup, the place will be only hoppin’ – see what we did there?

    And remember, the Airport Hopper can get you there - As we currently run two serveries from Tallaght and Maynooth, which operate daily!

     

    08/05/2018

    Brainteasers!

     

     

    Think you know Dublin well?  Identify famous Dublin Landmarks and Towns from this fiendishly clever  Dublin Based Quiz.

     

  • Church Reptile  ...... Chapelizod
  • Sea Creature Outhouse  ...... Dolphins Barn 
  • Very Dark Boulder ...... Blackrock
  • Gravel Paste ...... StoneyBatter
  • Move out of the way ...... Stepaside      
  • Where single men don’t run ......Bachelor’s Walk
  • Honest Opinion ...... FairView
  • Sounds like it is falling apart ...... Crumlin
  • Spheres cross over here ......Ballsbridge
  • Crafty animal on a stone ...... FoxRock
  • Motionless musical instrument ......  Stilorgan
  • Assassinate the leading pig  ...... Kilmainham
  • Big cat’s Ville  ......Leopardstown
  • Demolish Leo  ...... KnockLyon
  • DuelWeapon  ...... Swords
  • An Elusive Beer  ...... Lucan
  • 01/05/2018

    Holiday Essentials

    Airport Hopper Holiday Essentials

    Escaping the Irish weather? We’ve come up with the ultimate list of holiday essentials to get you off to a flying start.

    Take the hassle out of getting to the airport and book your Airport Hopper tickets online and receive a 20% discount.

    TURN OFF THE EMERSION !!!!

    Bring your passport, an obvious one really, but how many of us have ran out the door only to realise we left the passport sitting on the hall table in plain sight.

    Money, those cocktails won’t pay for themselves ;)

    An adapter for all your electrical appliances. Check the country you are travelling to prior to the holiday.

    Ensure all toiletries are under 100ml, and in a clear plastic bag. There is nothing worse than getting out of the airport queue to but your toiletries into the bag, or worse, saying goodbye to your expensive shampoo as security take it off you.

    Leave enough time to shop in duty free, after all YOU’RE ON YOUR HOLIDAYS!!

    A portable charger, nothing worse than your phone dying before you’ve checked in with your glass of wine to make everyone jealous!

    Magazine/books/kindle - reading is great for passing the time when sitting around the airport, on the plane, by the pool just about anywhere really.

    Sit back and enjoy the trip! ( that’s if you actually remembered to do number 2)

    The Airport Hopper team wish you all a wonderful trip and hope to be at your service throughout the year!

    Let us know what your holiday essentials are to make the most of your get away.

    22/03/2018

    We're Hiring!!!

    Come for a job, stay for a rewarding career!

    We are currently seeking both Full-Time and Part-Time Bus Drivers to join our hugely successful and award-winning service. Airport Hopper is a premium scheduled service operating from Tallaght and Maynooth to Dublin Airport daily. Due to continued expansion and growth, we are looking for experienced coach drivers to join our team.

     

    See more information on:  https://www.dualway.com/group/work-for-us/careers/

     

    We look forward to hearing from you!

    16/03/2018

    Route Diversion on St Patricks Day 17th of March

    AIRPORT HOPPER SERVICE DIVERSIONS DUE TO ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADES

    MAYNOOTH ROUTE DIVERSIONS MARCH 17th 2017

    BUS STOPS AFFECTED: MAYNOOTH TERMINUS, TESCO EXTRA, INTEL, LOUISA BRIDGE, CEDAR PARK, LEIXLIP, LUCAN SPA HOTEL AND LUCAN ROAD

    Between 10:30 to 12:30 The Airport Hopper bus will operate from the ESSO Garage on the Straffan Road, Maynooth.  The bus will enter and exit Maynooth via the N4.  Between 10:30 to 12:30 there will be no pick-ups from the Airport Hopper bus stops at the Maynooth terminus, Tesco Extra or Intel

    Between 13:00 to 15:30 There will be no pick-ups from the Airport Hopper bus stops at Louisa Bridge, Cedar Park, Leixlip Village Main Street or the Springfield Hotel due to road closures in place for the Leixlip St. Patrick’s Day parade.

    Between 14:00 to 17:30 There will no pick-ups from Airport Hopper bus stops serving the Lucan Spa Hotel, or on the Lucan Road due to the Lucan St. Patrick’s Day parade.

    TALLAGHT ROUTE DIVERSION MARCH 17th 2017

    Between 14:00 to 16:30 there will be no access to the Airport Hopper bus stop at the Mill Centre due to the closure of Clondalkin Village.  The Airport Hopper bus will operate through Newlands Cross and follow the R113 – Fonthill Road South where it will pick-up its normal route.

    All Airport Hopper drivers will be making every effort to operate to schedule. More exact details below.

    MAYNOOTH ROUTE DIVERSION 17.03.16 DUE TO ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

    11:00 & 12:00 AIRPORT HOPPPER SERVICES DIVERTED - FROM MAYNOOTH TO DUBLIN AIRPORT
    The 11:00 & 12:00 services from Maynooth will depart from the ESSO Garage, Straffan Road, Maynooth 
    There will be NO PICK-UP at 11:02 & 12:02 at our bus stop opposite TESCO Extra due to road closure.
    For the 11:00 & 12:00 Airport Hopper departure from Maynooth

    The Hopper bus will enter and exit Maynooth via the N4

    LEIXLIP & LUCAN ROUTE DIVERSIONS 17.03.16 DUE TO ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

    AIRPORT HOPPER SERVICES FROM LEIXLIP TO DUBLIN AIRPORT

    We are operating from the Intel-Westland Entrance at 13:05; 14:05; 15:05

    All other stops will operate as normal for remainder of the day.
    There will be NO PICK-UP at 13:07; 14:07; 15:07 at our bus stop at Louisa Bridge

    There will be NO PICK-UP at 13:10; 14:10; 15:10 at our bus stop at Watkins Tile Centre

    There will be NO PICK-UP at 13:14; 14:14; 15:14 at our bus stop at The Springfield Hotel

    14:00 – 17:00 NO AIRPORT HOPPER SERVICES FROM LUCAN ROAD TO DUBLIN AIRPORT 
    There will be NO PICK-UPS from the LUCAN SPA HOTEL bus stop, or from any of the Hopper bus stops on the LUCAN ROAD between 14:00 and 17:00 
    The bus will NOT be able to access any Airport Hopper bus stops on the Lucan Road due to the road being closed for the Parade
    The bus will use the N4 (Lucan Bypass) and pick up at the bus stops noted below:

  • Dublin Bus stop number 7193, (Route 66x and 67x) Dodsboro Footbridge Beside Sorting Office - Tandy's Lane
    2.       Woodies DIY, ST EDMUNSBURY
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    04/03/2018

    Revised timetable for sunday 4th March

    Due to the bad weather we have had to revise the timetable for Sunday 4th of March.

    The buses will run, but some journeys may be missing.
    The following schedules will run for the Maynooth and Tallaght services.

    Maynooth to Airport Airport to Maynooth
    12:00 - 12:50
    14:00 - 14;50
    16:00 16:50
    18:00 18:50
    20:00 20;50

    Tallaght to Airport Airport to Tallaght
    11:20 12:10
    13:20 14:10
    15:20 16:10
    17:20 18:10
    19:20 20:10

    If you have booked another time slot don't worry your ticket is valid for travel on any other journey of your choosing.

    Please leave plenty of time for your journey and consult the above time table before traveling to avoid long waits or late arrival at your destination.
    thank you.

    02/03/2018

    Service Update: Airport Hopper is cancelled all day Saturday.

    Duration of the Journey

    Met Éireann has issued a new status red snow-ice warning as snow accumulations continue to increase significantly due to further heavy falls of snow across the country.

    The latest warning, issued on Friday afternoon, affects Dublin, Kildare, Wexford, Wicklow and Meath and is in effect from Friday at 4pm until Saturday morning at 9am.

    01/03/2018

    Airport Hopper Service Update

    Airport Hopper is cancelled all day Friday.

    Met Éireann has extended its Status Red snow ice alert in Munster and Leinster to include the entire country, as a result services are cancelled for Friday 2nd March.

    28/02/2018

    Airport Hopper Service Update

    Airport Hopper Service Update
    Due to the updated forecast for deteriorating weather conditions this evening, Airport Hopper wishes to advise customers that we will operate our services this evening until 19.00. Last departures from the Airport are listed below. Our focus is on operating our services to get customers and employees home safely this evening. The service will resume at midday on Friday the 2nd of March. Times are listed below.

     

    Last buses this evening are as follows,

    Maynooth to Airport 17:50

    Airport to Maynooth 18:50

    Tallaght to Airport 18:20

    Airport to Tallaght 18:10

    Service will resume on Friday afternoon as follows

    Maynooth to Airport 15:00

    Airport to Maynooth 12:50

    Tallaght to Airport 13:20

    Airport to Tallaght 13:10

     

    Any questions, pls email us at info@airporthopper.ie or check out our live positioning on the website!

    Stay warm!

    10/01/2018

    Airport Hopper is the Coach Operator of the Year on Airport Services!

    Fares for Airport Hopper

    On the 16th of November, the Fleet Bus & Coach Awards 2018 awarded Airport Hopper the Coach Operator of the Year on the Airport Services category, beating 4 other nominees.

    As explained by Jarlath Sweeney, Managing Editor of Fleet Bus & Coach magazine on behalf of event organisers, the adjudication process was undertaken by a panel of expert stakeholders within the passenger transport industry, selecting a list of finalists to go forward for interview and, then, choosing the winners in each category.

    This is a well-deserved prize for the efforts the company has been constantly applying in delighting our passengers with a premium service, always focusing in excellent customer care, safety, comfort, reliability, punctuality and affordability over its more than 5 years of existence serving the local communities like Maynooth, Tallaght, Clondalkin, Lucan, Leixlip, Liffey Valley and much more.

    Dualway’s COO, Trish McConn, says “We are delighted to win the best industry award in Ireland. There are no words to describe how grateful we are for all the support and confidence we have received from our Airport Hopper passengers”.

    Airport Hopper by Dualway group thanks each of the more than 350,000 passengers for trusting and relying on their services. This prize is also of yours!

    @airporthopper