Image: Ireland West Airport Knock 

Ireland West Knock Airport (IWAK) announced it had a record breaking summer season with over 530,000 passengers passing through the airport, following the launch of new services to mainland Europe by Lufthansa and Ryanair, bringing an estimated 14,000 new tourists to the region generating an estimated €7m in tourist spend for the local economy.

This winter Ireland West Airport Knock 2012/13 there will be 15,000 weekly seats to and from 9 scheduled destinations in the UK and to/from Lanzarote in Spain operating weekly every Thursday with Ryanair, and Aer Lingus Regional will continue its daily Birmingham service and Ryanair will have an daily service to Liverpool in particular welcomed by the thousands of Liverpool supporters who fly over each week for football matches.

Ireland West Airport Knock Managing Director Joe Gilmore said “We are delighted to be maintaining and growing our extensive network of UK and European destinations for the coming winter season despite the difficult economic climate in both the UK and Ireland. Our airline partners Aer Lingus, Aer LIngus Regional, Flybe and Ryanair recognize the demand that exists in this region for air services to the UK and Europe and we thank our loyal customers who use us from the likes of Mayo, Galway, Donegal and counties in our extended catchment such as Tipperary and Westmeath and many more who continue to support the airport and we will continue to strive to maintain essential air access and add additional services to popular European destinations in the future “.

Aer Lingus-London Gatwick.
Aer Lingus Regional-Birmingham.
Flybe-Edinburgh & Manchester.
Ryanair-Bristol, East Midlands, Liverpool, London Stansted, London Luton, Lanzarote.

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