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Falcon and Thomson announce new summer programme for 2016 to Costa Dorada from Ireland West Knock

(Thursday 5th November 2015) Leading Tour Operators Falcon and Thomson, part of the TUI Group, today announced they will offer Spain’s Costa Dorada as a new holiday destination direct from Ireland West Airport Knock during Summer 16.

With a weekly flight every Tuesday from the 26th of June until the 16th of August, holidaymakers throughout the West of Ireland have the opportunity to discover the ‘Golden Coast’ from their local airport. Costa Dorada is home to the popular resorts of Salou, La Pineda and Cambrils while also on the doorstep of Barcelona.

Speaking at the announcement, Chris Logan, Head of Ireland for Falcon and Thomson, said “We are delighted to operate once again from Ireland West Airport and believe Costa Dorada serviced through REUS airport will prove a very popular choice for local holidaymakers.  Over the last number of years Costa Dorada including the resorts of Salou, La Pineda and Cambrils has become a firm favourite from Ireland due to its short flight time, excellent range of quality hotels and apartments and attractions for all the family”.

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!

Welcoming the news, Joe Gilmore, Managing Director, Ireland West Airport Knock said "We are delighted to welcome a new service to Costa Dorada with leading tour operators Falcon and Thomson. This new service will come as welcome news to holidaymakers in the region as the airport has had very successful charter and scheduled services to Reus airport in Salou in recent years which proved hugely popular.  The introduction of this service and the return of Falcon and Thomson to the airport is a further vote of confidence in the airport. It further highlights the demand that exists in the region for new services from the airport.  We look forward to working with Falcon and Thomson once again and to promote this service in the coming months".

Falcon and Thomson, part of the TUI Group, is a leading tour operator specialising in package holidays tailored to suit the needs of modern Irish families. The company has built its long standing reputation on offering Irish holidaymakers quality hotels and apartment s including its exclusive Holiday Villages, SplashWorld Resorts, Kids Clubs, Sensatori and Family Life range that aren‘t available from anyone else in Ireland.

For further information on holidays to Costa Dorada including Salou, La Pineda and Cambrils visit ; call 1850 45 35 45 or contact your Falcon Travel Shop or local travel agent.