The Galway Airport is a fairly small airport located in Carnmore, about 7 km north of the city of Galway. It serves an average of 250,000 passengers every year since it was opened in 1998. The airport is mostly for low-cost connecting flights to various hub airports including London, Manchester and Dublin. While its operations are relatively minimal, it does offer basic passenger amenities including budget car rental options and dining facilities.
The airport is housed in a single terminal building that serves all arrivals and departures from Aer Arann, the sole airlines that currently goes through it. Aer Arann offers low cost flights coming to and from a number of destinations, including Manchester, Dublin and Edinburgh.
Options for cheap car hire at the Galway Airport can be arranged through major rental providers that have set up offices near the terminal. Other facilities include baby changing centers at the Disable Toilets, at the main entrance and in the Departures lounge, information desks and free wireless internet access available all throughout the building. The check in area and the Departures lounge also have WiFi access available. The airport offers modest dining options through the café and bar located at the Departures lounge.
Aside from options for cheap car hire at the Galway Airport, travellers can arrange for other transport options to get them into the city centre. There is a bus that serves the airport through the bus bay in front of the terminal building. Tourists can also arrange for taxi services outside the airport building.