Airporter has won two awards at the prestigious Bus and Coach NI Awards which took place in Ballymena.
The company, which provides a regular direct service from Derry to both Belfast airports, scooped both the ‘Rising Star’ and ‘Special Industry’ category awards.
The awards recognise and celebrate achievements, innovation and the highest standards of excellence within the bus and coach industry.
Lisa Spence, who is Fleet Administrator, has been employed with Airporter since 2009 and won the ‘Rising Star’ accolade. This award recognised her dedication, professionalism, outstanding customer service and individual role in raising the standards of the whole industry.
Niall McKeever, Director of Airporter was awarded the ‘Special Industry’ Award, exclusively selected by the judges in recognition of Niall’s exceptional work and contribution to the industry over many years.
Airporter continues to go from strength to strength, serving 155,000 customers annually. This growth saw the company recently invest £1 million in a state-of-the-art hub at its base in Derry where it now employs 30 drivers. In 2019, it reached a major milestone of serving 1.5 million passengers, continuing to play a huge role in improving connectivity to and from the North West region.
Jennifer McKeever, Director of Airporter commented: “All of us at Airporter are thrilled for both Lisa and Niall. These awards are testament to their hard work, professionalism and commitment to providing our customers with both a safe and customer-focused service.”
“At Airporter, we are committed to delivering a first-class service and each of our staff members understand the crucial role they play in both driving industry standards forward and making sure people travelling to and from the North West region have an excellent experience when they are here, because that keeps them coming back.”
Niall McKeever, Director of Airporter commented: “Airporter is totally focused on continuing to raise the bar for passenger transport services and we are really pleased to have been recognised for this by our peers.”
“For a region like ours, the importance of connectivity cannot be underestimated. We are keen to continue playing a vital role in connecting the North West to the two airports because that connectivity provides more opportunities for local businesses to grow and to improve our regional economy and local tourism offering.”