The Glenties woman has joined Aircoach to direct the firm on a road to further success.

Aircoach, Ireland’s leading private bus and coach operator, has announced the appointment of Dervla McKay as their new managing director.

Donegal native Ms McKay started in her new position at the beginning of May at the company which provides frequent services between Dublin to the airport, Cork and Belfast.

Aircoach is a subsidiary of First Group which is one of the world’s largest surface transportation companies.

Joining First Group in 2005 as a graduate trainee, Ms McKay has worked in operational and management roles in England, with her most recent position as Head of Operations for First Hampshire, Dorset & Berkshire.

Commenting on her appointment, Ms McKay said: “I’m delighted to join the Aircoach team. Aircoach is committed to delivering high quality public transport services and has been instrumental in increasing the level of public transport usage in Ireland over the last number of years and I look forward to providing for Aircoach’s growing customer base in the future.”

Speaking about the appointment, Giles Fearnley, Managing Director of First Bus, said: “Dervla has a wealth of experience and passion for the role, industry and Aircoach’s customers and will bring new ideas and a fresh way of thinking to help the business to continue moving forward.”

Aircoach provides all car park and shuttle bus services at Dublin Airport under contract to Dublin Airport Authority and are forecasting to carry over 2 million passengers this year on services to and from Dublin City Centre and Dublin Airport.