Flamenco Time at IWAK as Ryanair begins its service to Spain

Cutting the ribbon at the launch of the new twice weekly scheduled service to Alicante International Airport from Ireland West Airport Knock with Ryanair are Lesley Kane (head of sales and marketing, Ryanair) and John McCarthy (operations and commercial manager, IWAK).

Cutting the ribbon at the launch of the new twice weekly scheduled service to Alicante International Airport from Ireland West Airport Knock with Ryanair are Lesley Kane (head of sales and marketing, Ryanair) and John McCarthy (operations and commercial manager, IWAK).

Ireland West Airport Knock last week launched its first scheduled flights to a European destination, outside of UK, as Ryanair commences a twice weekly service direct to Alicante International Airport in southern Spain.

The introduction of Alicante now brings to 10 the number of scheduled destinations available at IWAK and compliments its additional network of 10 European holiday destinations. This latest expansion at Ireland West Knock will generate an estimated 12,000 additional annual passengers at the airport this summer.

Commenting on the start of the new route Lesley Kane, head of sales and marketing at Ryanair said: “At last, residents living in the west and north west of Ireland have access to the lowest fares, guaranteed when travelling to Spain. This new low fares service will operate until the end of October and to celebrate this new route launch Ryanair is releasing 5,000 seats on flights from IWAK to Alicante from €35* for travel in June, July, September, and October. Since seats at these crazy low prices will be snapped up quickly, we urge passengers to book them immediately on www.ryanair.com

Famous for its excellent weather, Alicante is one of the fastest growing cities in Spain and is well known to Irish holidaymakers with its extensive coastline and beaches. Its bustling and vibrant harbour makes it a favourite holiday hot spot not only as an ideal sun holiday but also a fantastic city break. The city of Alicante has fashionable shops, first class hotels and a modern marina. As the provincial capital of Valencia, Alicante also offers excellent architecture, arts, crafts, and cuisine.

Flights from IWAK to Alicante International Airport will depart on Mondays and Fridays at 12.25pm and will return into IWAK on the same days at 11.55am. For further airport information log onto www.irelandwestairport.com For information on lowest fares and to book flights log onto www.ryanair.com

* Fares are one way and include Ryanair taxes and charges. Fares exclude Ireland West Airport Knock’s development fee of €10 which is charged to all departing passengers from IWAK aged 12 years and over.

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