Thursday, 31 October 2013

Ryanair announces three new routes & increased London frequency from Ireland West Airport Knock

Ryanair Boeing 737-800's 
Ryanair announced it will open three new routes from Ireland West Airport Knock commencing in April 2014,  to Eindhoven (Holland), Kaunas (Lithuania), Glasgow Prestwick (Scotland), and increased frequency on it's London Luton route delivering an additional 80,000 passengers per annum.

Ryanair Deputy CEO Michael Cawley said "Ryanair is pleased to announce 3 new routes and increased frequencies on its London route from Knock from April 2014, which will deliver 80,000 new passengers p.a. and support up to 80 new on-site jobs at Knock. This growth is in direct response to the Government's very welcome decision to scrap the €3 air travel tax from April 2014."

The scrapping of the travel tax will help restore Ireland's competitiveness and attractiveness to overseas visitors from the UK and Continental Europe in particular.  Having met with all five of the main Irish airports, and announced new growth for 2014 at Shannon and Knock, we hope to announce further new route and traffic growth plans over the coming weeks."

This Ireland West Airport Knock growth is part of the 1 million extra passengers per annum that Ryanair will deliver at the main Irish airports, in a direct response to the Irish Government's decision to scrap the €3 travel tax from April 2014.

Following successful negotiations with Knock and Shannon, Ryanair is finalising its discussions with the other main Irish airports - Cork, Dublin and Kerry- to finalise its growth plans for summer 2014 and hopes to announce more route and frequency growth from Ireland in the coming weeks.

In 2014 Ryanair will operate a total of 16 routes to Ireland West Airport Knock and will deliver 580,000 passengers and Knock traffic will grow from 670,000 to over 750,000 per annum.

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