Ryanair launches two new routes from Knock to the UK

RYANAIR has announced two new UK routes flying from Ireland West Airport to Edinburgh and Manchester from this September.

The flights will be twice weekly as part of Ryanair’s Irish summer 2021 schedule.

To celebrate, Ryanair has launched a seat sale with fares available from just €19.99 for travel until the end of March 2022, which must be booked by midnight Sunday, March 28, on the Ryanair.com website.

Said Ryanair’s director of commercial, Jason McGuinness: “We are pleased to announce two new routes from Knock to Edinburgh and Manchester, commencing in September 2021 and flying twice weekly.

“Mindful that Covid restrictions change regularly, customers can now book flights for a well-deserved break knowing that if they need to postpone or change their travel dates, they can do so up to two times with a zero-change fee until the end of October 2021.”

Commented Joe Gilmore, managing director, Ireland West Airport: “We thank Ryanair for their continued unwavering support for the airport in expanding their route network during what continues to be the most challenging period in the airport's history, and indeed for aviation globally, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The airport was extremely disappointed to lose these two services last year following the ceasing trading of our long-standing partner Flybe and it has been our priority during the last 12 months to secure a replacement carrier for these services, given the importance and popularity of these markets.

“This announcement reflects both the airport and our airline partners commitment to rebuilding and continuing to expand our route network and we are confident that with the support of our loyal customer base, local authority partners, stakeholders and government, the airport will return to growth in the not too distant future when international travel recovers from the effects of Covid-19.”