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Here comes the sun as Ryanair launches three new weekly services to the Canary Islands of Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Tenerife

Ryanair, Europe’s largest low fares airline today, Wednesday 16th February, are delighted to launch the first of their three new flights to the sun drenched and hugely popular Canary Islands. Today sees the departure of the first flight to Tenerife and this service will operate every Wednesday followed by new services to Gran Canaria and Lanzarote which start Tuesday 22nd February and Thursday April 6th respectively with all three services operating on a year round basis from Ireland West Airport Knock.

The addition of these new services will compliment Ryanair’s existing network of routes at Ireland West Knock which includes scheduled services to the UK such as Liverpool, London Luton and London Stansted, East Midlands, Bristol and Leeds Bradford as well as the existing sun flights to Alicante, Faro-Algarve and Reus-Barcelona which will all recommence again next month. The climate is wonderful all year round with temperatures rarely falling below 18 Degrees C in the winter and rising above 24 Degrees C in the summer and its easy to see why the Canary Islands have long been hugely popular with holidaymakers from Ireland.

The Canaries have amazing natural landscapes, ranging from lunar-like volcanic vistas to glorious golden sandy beaches with nightlife, entertainment and waterparks to suit holidaymakers of all ages! Welcoming today’s announcement, Joe Gilmore, Managing Director, Ireland West Airport Knock said: “We are delighted to launch the first of three new, year round, weekly services to the Canary Islands with Ryanair. Its great to see a full plane of excited passengers departing for Tenerife today and Ryanairs continued growth from Ireland West Knock is further great news for holidaymakers in the West, North West and Midlands regions of Ireland and beyond who can soak up some winter and summer sun at great low prices. We look forward to welcoming holidaymakers from near and far to the airport in the coming months heading for some well deserved sunshine’

Commenting on the launch Ryanair’s Maria Macken, said: “Ryanair is delighted to launch the first of three new destinations from Ireland West Airport Knock to the sun drenched Canary Islands. Passengers in the West can escape to the sun on one of Ryanair’s weekly flights and start the summer early in Gran Canaria, Tenerife and Lanzarote.

Fares are currently available from as low as €30.99 one way inclusive of airline taxes and charges and we urge passengers to log on to to book early to avoid disappointment.” -ENDS- * fares inclusive of taxes and charges, excluding Ireland West Airport Knock’s €10 Development Fee charged on departure to adults and children aged 12 years and older.