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Ireland West Airport welcomes announcement of Flybe takeover

Ireland West Airport welcomes today’s announcement that Virgin Atlantic has teamed up with Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital to purchase Flybe. 

Today’s announcement provides a strong foundation to secure the long-term future of Flybe and its customers. Flybe will continue as an independent operating carrier, under the Virgin Atlantic Brand, serving customers and communities across the UK and Ireland. 

In addition this agreement will deliver more choice to customers by linking UK regions and Ireland to Virgin Atlantic’s extensive long-haul network through improved connectivity at Manchester Airport which is welcome news for the West of Ireland.

Flybe currently operates services to Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh from Ireland West Airport carrying almost 100,000 passengers annually.