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Transport Minister launches first on board Wi-Fi service on Public Transport

Monday, 20 July 2009

Minister for Regional Development, Conor Murphy, today launched the first ever WI-FI service on public transport in the North.

Free WI-FI will now be available on the Airporter coaches that connect the North West with Belfast’s airports.

At an event to launch the service in Belfast International Airport, the Minister said: “I welcome the opportunity to be here today to launch Airporter’s new on-board WI-FI service. This is a first for the North and I commend the commitment and investment of this forward looking company in the use of modern technology. The introduction of this service will offer passengers the opportunity to ‘stay connected’ when travelling to or from the Belfast Airports.”

The Minister is committed to investing in public transport and to encouraging commuters and other travellers to use public transport. The Minister said “I would encourage everyone to use public transport when they can and I remain committed to improving public transport for all.”

Notes to Editors:

  1. For further information please visit the Airporter Ltd website; email or call 028 71 269996.
  2. Media queries to the Department for Regional Development Press Office, Tel 028 90 540004. Out of office hours please contact the Duty Press Officer via pager number 07699 715 440 and your call will be returned.