Ryanair promises 80,000 extra passengers for Knock Airport

Ryanair has today confirmed that it will open three new routes from Knock to Eindhoven, Glasgow Prestwick & Kaunas from April 2014.

Ryanair promises 80,000 extra passengers for Knock Airport

Ryanair has today confirmed that it will open three new routes from Knock to Eindhoven, Glasgow Prestwick & Kaunas from April 2014.

It has also pledged to increase frequencies on its London route.

The new measures will deliver an additional 80,000 passengers p.a. and support 80 new on-site jobs at Knock, according to the airline.

This growth is in direct response to the Government’s decision to scrap the €3 travel tax from April 2014.

Tickets for the new route go on sale on the Ryanair website tomorrow.

Ryanair said that it is finalising its discussions with the other main Irish airports – Cork, Dublin and Kerry– and hopes to announce more route and frequency growth from Ireland in the coming weeks.

"The scrapping of the travel tax will help restore Ireland’s competitiveness and attractiveness to overseas visitors from the UK and Continental Europe in particular," said Ryanair’s Michael Cawley.

"Having met with all five of the main Irish airports, and announced new growth for 2014 at Shannon and Knock, we hope to announce further new route and traffic growth plans over the coming weeks."

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