***Returning for 2017***
Spain: Costa Dorada (Salou)
Leading Tour Operators Falcon and Thomson, part of the TUI Group, will offer Spain’s Costa Dorada as a new holiday destination direct from Ireland West Airport Knock during Summer 2017. With a weekly flight every Tuesday from the 27th of June until the 15th of August. Set along the beautiful Costa Dorada or the ‘Golden Coast as it is commonly known, the three main resorts of Salou, La Pineda and Cambrils offer an excellent choice for families, couples and adults alike. From the bustling Salou with its Palm lined prom running along a beautiful sandy beach to the more traditional fishing village of Cambrils, while La Pineda boasts its own golden beach, waterpark and low key nightlife.
All resorts are on the doorstep of the famous theme park PortAventura, where kids of all ages can enjoy roller coaster rides and some wild water adventures at the Caribbean themed PortAventura Aquatic Park. Alternatively a day trip to Barcelona, which is located only 90 minutes away, will satisfy the culture vulture with quirky art and architecture and football fans with Nou Camp!
For further information on holidays to Costa Dorada including Salou, La Pineda and Cambrils visit www.falconholidays.ie ; call 1850 45 35 45 or contact your Falcon Travel Shop or local travel agent.
A new Edinburgh service will operate up to six times weekly and provides a significant boost to flight access to and from the West of Ireland. Edinburgh is the second largest city in Scotland and the city attracts 1 million overseas visitors a year, making it the second most visited tourist destination in the United Kingdom, after London.
Serviced by Flybe, Europe largest regional airline, the route is expected to be popular with both leisure passengers looking for a short break and those travelling on business with both ends of the route benefiting from this new air link. To book flights visit www.flybe.com. For more information on Edinburgh visit www.visitscotland.com.
A new Birmingham service, will also operate up to six times weekly. A lively city famed for being the self-styled 'curry capital of Britain', Birmingham is home to great shopping, buzzing bars and plenty of things to do. This West Midlands hub is the most populous conurbation in England after the capital, and its diverse inhabitants – affectionately known as 'Brummies' – have ensured that it's awash with a fabulous variety of art, music, food, literature and theatre. This service will be operated by Flybe and to book flights visit www.flybe.com. For more information on Birmingham visit www.visitbirmingham.com