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Ireland West Knock Airport goes from strength to strength ©

Ireland West Knock Airport is set to go from strength to strength in 2012 as Flybe extends its new launched Manchester route to all year round, Lufthansa launches a new weekly service to Düsseldorf and Ryanair is to add four new European routes. The new Ryanair routes are expected to boost traffic by 10% Irish Times (21st November). Ryanair announced that it is to launch four new routes commencing in March 2012 from Barcelona Girona, Frankfurt Hahn, Milan Bergamo and Paris Beauvais. The four new routes are expected to generate 500,000 passengers creating 500 new jobs in the Mayo region Belfast Telegraph (21 st November)   The airline with Tourism Ireland is targeting inbound tourism from France , Germany , Italy and Spain , which is expected to generate €23 million for the local economy ITIC (21st November). The Minister for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring stated “This is a very positive development from a tourism perspective and will provide greater ease of access to the we