Monday, 21 November 2011

Knock Knock, who's there? Ryanair!

Budget airline Ryanair have announced that they are to open four new routes from Knock Airport in Co Mayo.

The new destinations will be Barcelona, Frankfurt, Milan and Paris and the airline hopes that the new routes will take their annual passenger numbers past the 500,000 barrier to and from Knock. The move is also good news for the local economy in Knock as it is proposed that it will create 500 jobs in the region when launch takes place in Summer 2012.

Joe Gilmore, Managing Director of Ireland West Knock Airport is clearly pleased at the new development -
"We are delighted to welcome these four new 2012 routes to and from some of Europe's biggest tourism markets. In 2012, Ryanair will deliver over 600,000 seats to and from Knock, providing low-cost direct access for European tourists to the beautiful west coast of Ireland, which will boost tourism in this region."

The new destinations added by Ryanair takes the total number of routes to 14.