New German, French, Italian and Spanish flights to Knock Airport

Ireland West Airport Knock are delighted to welcome new services from Barcelona, Paris and Frankfurt with Ryanair.

Ireland West Airport Knock are delighted to welcome new services from Barcelona, Paris and Frankfurt with Ryanair.

The new services are expected to bring over 30,000 new tourists to the region with the potential of generating an associated tourism spend of over €23m for the local economy and Ireland West Knock will be the only airport along the entire West Coast of Ireland providing direct low cost jet access to these major European markets.

The airport has also commenced it’s summer 2012 schedule with the launch of additional flights to Faro-Algarve, Alicante and Gran Canaria with Ryanair and a new three times weekly service to Leeds-Bradford with Flybe. This May will also see Europes largest airline, Lufthansa, commence a new weekly service from Dusseldorf in Germany.

In further good news this week the airport announced that 40 new jobs have been created at the airport in advance of the airports busiest ever summer season and the new hires commenced work this week across a range of departments such as Security, operations and customer services.

In total there will be over 28 International destinations served from the airport this summer with over 150 weekly low fare flights available to and from destinations in the UK and Europe.

Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary announced that “To celebrate our 14 routes from Ireland West Knock, Ryanair is releasing 1 million seats with fares from €15.99 for travel across Europe in late April and May. Since seats at these crazy low prices will be snapped up quickly, we urge passengers to book them immediately on www.ryanair.com.”

For further airport information log onto www.irelandwestairport.com; and for information on fares and to book flights log onto Ryanair