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Ryanair adds extra flights from London Stansted in response to unprecedented demand for the Connaught Final between London and Mayo

Ryanair, Ireland’s favourite airline, today (2 July) announced extra London Stansted-Knock flights to ensure London fans can cheer on their side against Mayo in the historic Connacht Senior Football Final on 21st July in Castlebar. Ryanair will operate 8 flights to/from London Stansted, London Luton and Knock for the Connacht Final, including two extras, departing Stansted at 11.55am on Sat 20th July and departing Knock at 18.40pm on Mon 22nd July. Seats are selling fast so London fans – and its Lord Mayor – are urged to log on and book their seats on Ryanair’s Robin Kiely said: “Boris can get to Castlebar after all – and on the lowest fares – thanks to Ryanair’s London-Knock Connacht Final extras, which went on sale today. Ryanair carries thousands of passengers between London and Ireland every day, but we’ve never had so many GAA fans ringing our reservation centre looking for extra seats home. We have a total of seven flights between Stansted and Knock for the big match and our advice to fans is to log on and book on today before these Connacht Final specials sell out.” Commenting, Donal Healy, Marketing Manager, Ireland West Airport Knock said ‘We are delighted that Ryanair has responded to the anticipated huge demand for the game by adding in extra flights from London which are now bookable on This is great news for London fans looking to travel to the West for the match and we are delighted to be able to facilitate the extra services with Ryanair'

Departure FR 8142 Saturday 20 Jul 10.55 London Luton      –  Arrive Ireland West Airport Knock at 12.20
Departure FR 805   Saturday 20 Jul 11.45 London Stansted – Arrive Ireland West Airport Knock 13.15
Departure FR 807   Saturday 20 Jul 11.55 London Stansted – Arrive Ireland West Airport Knock 13.25
Departure FR 807   Sunday   21 Jul 10.15 London Stansted – Arrive Ireland West Airport Knock 11.45
Departure FR 8142 Sunday   21 Jul 11.50 London Luton      –  Arrive Ireland West Airport Knock 13.15

Departure FR 806   Monday 22 Jul  08.20 Ireland West Airport Knock – Arrive London Stansted 09.45
Departure FR 8143 Monday 22 Jul 12.45  Ireland West Airport Knock – Arrive London Luton 14.05
Departure FR 808   Monday 22 Jul 18.40 Ireland West Airport Knock –  Arrive London Stansted 20.05