Ireland West Airport welcomes new year-round services to Manchester and Edinburgh with Ryanair

Pictured welcoming the first passengers off the new Edinburgh flight were Joe Gilmore, Managing Director, Ireland West Airport (centre) and Collette Concannon, Station Manager, Ryanair at Ireland West Airport (left) with members of the Ryanair Edinburgh flight crew.

Ireland West Airport welcomed Ryanair’s launch of two new services to Edinburgh and Manchester on 1 September 2021. Both services will initially operate twice-weekly and on a year-round basis.

These new services will provide a major boost for the airport and the region as it restores critically-important connectivity between the West of Ireland and Manchester and Edinburgh.

Ryanair now offer passengers a choice of 13 destinations across the UK and Europe to and from the airport in 2021. It has also recommenced routes from Ireland West Airport to Milan and East Midlands.

“The airport is delighted to launch these two new services with Ryanair to Manchester and Edinburgh – two longstanding services which the airport is thrilled to have been able to secure the return of,” said Joe Gilmore, Managing Director, Ireland West Airport. “We thank Ryanair for their continued unwavering support for the airport in expanding their route network during this challenging period. Following the continued successful roll out of the vaccination programmes, both here and in the UK, and the implementation of the EU Digital Covid Certificate, we are pleased to have seen a very strong recovery in passenger numbers for the month of August and the trends are looking positive for a busy winter season. The addition by Ryanair of these two new services and the extension of both our Malaga and Milan services through the winter for the first time is very welcome and a strong vote of confidence by Ryanair in the airport.”

Jason McGuinness, Director of Commercial, Ryanair, commented: “We are pleased to launch these two new routes from Ireland West Airport to Edinburgh and Manchester, flying twice-weekly as part of our Irish Summer 2021 schedule.”

Pictured at the launch of the new services to Edinburgh and Manchester were Audrey Elliott and Teresa Brennan from Sligo, who were the first two passengers to board the first service to Edinburgh with Ryanair from Ireland West Airport.


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