Corethree and Aircoach bring mobile ticketing to bus routes in the Republic of Ireland


Today, Corethree – Europe’s leading mobile ticketing and data insights provider – announced it has partnered with Aircoach – Ireland’s leading private bus and coach operator – to bring mobile ticketing technology across bus routes in the Republic of Ireland. The partnership marks Corethree’s entrance into the southern Irish market and will enable passengers to benefit from the best possible travel experience and targeted promotions.

Part of the First Bus family, one of the UK’s largest bus operators, Aircoach provides high quality, frequently scheduled services to and from Cork and Belfast cities to Dublin City Centre and Dublin Airport. It is the only bus company in Ireland providing a 24-hour service with a modern fleet comprising 67 buses and coaches. The new Aircoach m-ticketing app, which is designed, developed and operated by Corethree, enables customers to pre-purchase tickets in advance, benefit from opted-in data-driven promotions such as discounts for frequent travellers, from within a passenger’s own mobile device.

“We are excited to be the first bus company in the Republic of Ireland to offer our customers the convenience and faster boarding associated with mobile tickets,”
said Dervla McKay, Managing Director Aircoach.
“Our new m-Tickets app is about much more than being able to offer different ticket purchasing options. As an industry-leader in technology innovation, we recognise that our app will be a powerful additional channel for engaging with customers, allowing us to streamline costs and provide more efficient services. We are looking forward to working with Corethree to develop relevant, personalised and timely promotions based on a true knowledge of what our customers want.”

Ashley Murdoch, CEO of Corethree, said: “Aircoach is an innovative business that continues to break new ground with its new m-ticketing capability. We are very pleased to be partnering with such a forward-looking company as we make our debut in the Republic of Ireland’s mobile-data technology market. Mobile ticketing apps are one of the most powerful ways to connect with customers as they enable immediate and direct communication, and we are expert at helping our partners engage with users in this way to help them deliver the best possible experience.”

Corethree is a fast-growing specialist data technology company, founded to enable businesses take advantage of the mobile-data intersection – the single biggest opportunity to create direct communication to the customer. By integrating disparate data points to create simple, easy to use solutions to maximise revenues and improve customer service, Corethree solves business problems and creates new revenue opportunities for its clients through mobile.

Having passed the record-breaking 100,000,000 mobile tickets sold milestone in May 2019, Corethree is Europe’s largest provider of mobile ticketing and cashless payment technologies. Its award-winning mobile-data intelligence platform, Core Engine, provides valuable data-driven insights that enable the development for better business models and stronger customer relations.

Paul Mooney