Four New Knock Routes
RYANAIR TO OPEN 4 KNOCK ROUTES TO BARCELONA, FRANKFURT, MILAN AND PARIS
Ryanair, the world’s favourite airline, today (21st Nov) delivered even more traffic and tourism growth for Knock airport as Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Michael O’Leary announced that Ryanair will open 4 new routes (14 in total) from Knock to Barcelona (Girona), Frankfurt (Hahn), Milan (Bergamo) and Paris (Beauvais) from April 2012. Ryanair’s 14 routes from Knock will deliver over 500,000 passengers p.a., sustaining over 500 local jobs in the Mayo region.
To celebrate its 14 low fare Knock routes, Ryanair released 1m seats with fares from €14.99 for travel across its 1,000 European routes in Jan 2012. These seats must be booked on www.ryanair.com before midnight (24:00hrs) Thursday (24th
Nov). Ryanair’s 4 new low fare routes from Knock go on sale on www.ryanair.com
tomorrow (Tue 22nd
Speaking in Knock, Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary said:
“Knock Airport today celebrates 4 new Ryanair routes in summer 2012 to Barcelona, Frankfurt, Milan and Paris, taking Ryanair’s Knock routes to 14, which will deliver over 500,000 passengers and sustain more than 500 jobs in Knock next summer.
To celebrate our 14 Knock routes Ryanair is releasing 1 million seats with fares from €14.99 for travel across Europe in Jan. Since seats at these crazy low prices will be snapped up quickly, we urge passengers to book them immediately on www.ryanair.com.”
Joe Gilmore, Managing Director Ireland West Airport Knock, said:
“We are delighted to welcome these 4 new 2012 routes to/from some of Europe’s biggest tourism markets. In 2012 Ryanair will deliver over 600,000 seats to/from Knock, providing low cost direct access for European tourists to the beautiful west coast of Ireland which will boost tourism in this region. We wish to acknowledge the support of Government through its agencies and political representatives in ensuring these important services were won for Knock. In particular Minister Michael Ring and Niall Gibbons CEO Tourism Ireland, deserve special mention. These 4 new routes and 500,000 Ryanair pax in 2012 shows that Ireland West Knock Airport can continue to drive tourism and jobs growth in the West of Ireland.”