Today, Monday 27th October 2008, Ryanair commenced a new daily service from Ireland West Knock to Liverpool John Lennon Airport and announced a special promotional fare from €1 (including taxes and charges*) on flights to Liverpool, Bristol and East Midlands from Ireland West Airport Knock. As well as the four-times-a-week services to East Midlands and Bristol International Ryanair also offers daily schedule services from Ireland West Knock to London Luton and Stansted airports in addition to the new daily Liverpool service. It is expected that this latest expansion by Ryanair at Ireland West Knock will generate an estimated 100,000 additional annual passengers at the Airport.
Welcoming the new route, Ryanair’s Head of Communications, Stephen McNamara said: “We are delighted to launch this exciting new service from Ireland West Airport Knock to Liverpool. Ryanair now offers our guaranteed lowest airfares and no fuel surcharge to five UK destinations to/from Ireland West Knock. To date, Ryanair have flown over 2.8 million passengers through Ireland West Knock Airport proving the continued success and growth of the West and North West Market and delivering much needed employment and tourism revenue to the region.”
Annette Kearney, Marketing and Route Development Manager of Ireland West Airport Knock welcomed Ryanair’s latest expansion saying: “This new daily jet route to Liverpool on leading low fares airline Ryanair, is the third new route added by the airline within the last year and it enhances the Airport’s ever expanding network of scheduled jet flight services to key UK destinations. It will provide a significant boost to the region delivering 35,000 additional UK tourists with an associated spend of over €12.5 million to the West and North West. There is an immensely strong tie between our region and the Liverpool/Merseyside catchment given historical immigration patterns. The Irish have immersed themselves in the heart of Liverpudlian life and I have no doubt that the direct access and low fares which this new Ryanair route will provide will be a very welcome link connecting family and friends from both regions.”
Announcing the fantastic €1 Ryanair promotional fare, Mr McNamara continued: “To celebrate our new route, Ryanair is offering seats from Ireland West Airport Knock from just €1 (one way including taxes and charges*) and we urge passengers to log onto www.ryanair.com immediately to book their flights to Liverpool, East Midlands, and Bristol as this offer is only available from Tuesday 28th October until midnight on Thursday 29th October.”
Liverpool John Lennon Airport of the UK’s 12th largest and remains one of the fastest growing regional airports (2006). Regular scheduled services at Liverpool are available to 69 domestic and European destinations. Situated some seven miles South East of Liverpool City Centre, it provides convenient access to Britain’s North West and Merseyside region as well as to the wider catchment of Blackpool, North Wales and the North Midlands. Access to Liverpool’s lively city centre is convenient with direct bus services leaving circ. every 20 minuets from Liverpool Airport.
“POOL OF LIFE!”
As European centre of culture in 2008 and with a reputation as one of the UK’s most energetic and diverse cities, Liverpool offers the holidaymaker everything from football to festivals; music to maritime; and clubs to cuisine. Liverpool city is a mecca for shopping enthusiasts and it offers an abundance of museums, nightlife and arts activities. As a city, Liverpool is a fabulous location to visit this year with several major new developments taking place such as the new Liverpool Echo Arena (capable of seating 10,600 concert goers), the new Met Quarter and Liverpool One (a new shopping and leisure district the size of 28 full-size football pitches with 160 new shops, cafes and restaurants overlooking Chavasse Park), and the Cruise Liner landing point at the Pier Head (Liverpool's new £19 million cruise berth alongside the city's UNESCO World Heritage waterfront). Liverpool is not only the birth place of the Beatles but is also a cultural capital, with more national museums, theatres and galleries than any other UK city outside London. Sport is a passion too in this city with two Premiership soccer clubs and home to the world's most famous steeplechase, The Grand National. The Northwest region is known as England's Golf Coast and the Royal Birkdale plays host to the 2008 British Open Golf Championship. Nearby is the Roman City of Chesterand the stunning landscapes of Lancashire and the Lake District. For Irish culture enthusiasts the Liverpool Irish Festival is currently running until November 2nd next.
Flights from Ireland West Airport Knock to Liverpool John Lennon Airport will depart on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 13:25. On Tuesday and Thursday, flights will depart at 15:20 while on Saturday flights will depart from Ireland West Airport Knock at 13:35. For further airport information log onto www.irelandwestairport.com; for information on fares and to book flights log onto www.ryanair.com; and for further information about attractions, events and tours in Liverpool visit the website www.enjoyengland.ie/irelandwest
* Fares inclusive of taxes and charges but excluding Ireland West Airport Knock’s €10 Development Fee charged on departure to adults and children aged 12 years and older.