Over 15,000 passengers are expected to pass through Ireland West Airport Knock over the October bank holiday weekend. Passenger numbers are expected to be up by 15% over the same weekend last year, according to Ireland West Airport Knock.
Over 75 flights are set to arrive and depart from the West of Ireland airport over whats expected to be one of the busiest weekends of the year. This weekend also sees the official end of the summer schedule and the start of the winter schedule at Ireland West Airport Knock. Passengers planning to travel on Sunday morning are also reminded that the clocks go back one hour on Saturday night.
This winter will see the airport offer the biggest selection of services to UK airports from any airport in the West and North West of Ireland with direct flights to Liverpool, Manchester, East-Midlands-Nottingham and three airports in London (Gatwick, Luton and Stansted) and also weekly flights to sun drenched Lanzarote in the Canary Islands. In total there are over 375,000 seats available to and from the West of Ireland Airport this winter.
Year to date the airport has had a passenger throughput of almost 600,000 passengers with numbers set to reach close to 700,000 for the second consecutive year. The airport now serves 21 international destinations & is served by leading European airlines Aer Lingus, Flybe & Ryanair.
Donal Healy, Marketing Manager, West Airport Knock said: “The October bank holiday weekend is expected to be one of the busiest in recent years with very strong numbers expected, in particular, on our UK services, with passengers travelling on these flights up 8%, compared to the first nine months of 2014. It’s a further vote in confidence for the choice of destinations, enhanced flight schedules and the general convenience and value for money the airport offers combined with the strong sterling currency and the popularity of the airport as the major Western gateway for the Wild Atlantic Way’.
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