Knock to Birmingham service takes off

The West of Ireland’s business and tourism sectors received a welcome boost on Monday, as Aer Lingus Regional’s first flight from Ireland West Airport Knock to Birmingham took to the skies.

The West of Ireland’s business and tourism sectors received a welcome boost on Monday, as Aer Lingus Regional’s first flight from Ireland West Airport Knock to Birmingham took to the skies.

Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Aer Arann, will now fly once daily from Ireland West Airport Knock to Birmingham. Commenting on the launch of the service, Aer Arann’s Interim Chief Executive Sean Brogan said; “We recognise the vital importance of regional air connectivity and the key role that this air link to Birmingham provides for business, tourism and leisure travel, and are look forward to working with our partners in Ireland West Airport Knock.”

Speaking on behalf of Ireland West Airport Knock, Joe Gilmore, Managing Director said the Birmingham service has long been one of the most established routes from the airport. “I am sure the uninterrupted continuation of the service will come as welcome news to the thousands of UK visitors who use this service regularly, as well as the Irish people travelling for business and leisure purposes”, he said.