Ryanair, Europe’s largest low fares airline today, Thursday May 6th 2010, commences a new 3 times a week service from Ireland West Knock to the hugely popular sun and city break destination of Reus-Barcelona in Spain. The new service is the third scheduled European sun destination to be launched from Ireland West Airport Knock following the commencement of the twice weekly service to Alicante last year and the new three times weekly service to Faro which commenced on March 25th 2010.
The addition of Reus-Barcelona will compliment Ryanair’s existing network of routes at Ireland West Knock which include daily scheduled services to Liverpool, London Luton and London Stansted airports in addition to the four-times-a-week services to East Midlands, Bristol and the new 3 times weekly service to Leeds Bradford which also commenced on March 25th 2010. The new service will operate during the 2010 summer season from May to October initially. It is expected that this latest expansion by Ryanair at Ireland West Knock will increase the seat capacity at the Airport this year by in the region of 29,000 seats.
Commenting on the new route Lesley Kane, Head of Sales & Marketing, Ryanair said: “Ryanair is pleased to launch its 3rd summer sun route from Ireland West Airport Knock to Reus Barcelona which will ensure that holidaymakers from The West of Ireland can jet to the sun from their local airport. This summer Ryanair will operate summer sun flights to Alicante (Costa Blanca), Faro (The Algarve) and Reus Barcelona (Costa Daurada) from Ireland West Airport Knock, fares start from €9.99 one way.
Only Ryanair sells Europe’s lowest fares with a no fuel surcharge guarantee. In addition to our lowest fares we also deliver Europe’s No1 on-time performance across over 1,100 routes. Passengers can book our €9.99 one way seats for travel in late May and June, before midnight Monday (10th May). Theses seats are sure to be snapped up fast so we urge passengers to book today on www.ryanair.com before they sell out”.
Welcoming today’s first flight, Joe Gilmore, Managing Director, Ireland West Airport Knock said: “We are delighted after all the disruption caused by volcanic ash this week to be able to bring some good news to people in the region with the launch of this new service. The addition of a third European service to Reus Barcelona with Ryanair is very welcome news for the Airport and is the third new route to be launched this year in addition to the new services to Leeds-Bradford and Faro (The Algarve). We are confident this new service will come as welcome news to many holidaymakers in the region as Reus is near the east coast of Spain beside the sun-drenched shores of Costa Dorada, where there's some fabulous family-friendly resorts, the world class PortAventura theme park and two splashtastic waterparks, all just an hour south of the beautiful city of Barcelona”.
Flights from Ireland West Airport Knock to Reus-Barcelona will depart on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 08:55am and will return into Ireland West Airport on the same days at 08:30am. On Thursdays, flights will depart Ireland West Airport Knock at 11:35am and arrive into Ireland West Airport Knock from Reus-Barcelona on Thursdays at 11:10am. For further airport information log onto www.irelandwestairport.com; for information on fares and to book flights log onto www.ryanair.com.
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