Ireland West Airport has welcomed the announcement by Ryanair of a new twice weekly service to Milan (Bergamo ) in Italy to operate this winter.
Flights will operate every Thursday and Sunday throughout the winter season providing easy access to one of Europe’s most beautiful, stylish and cosmopolitan cities.
For the first time in a number of years, the Milan service will also provide easy access to some of the most beautiful skiing spots in Europe making it a great choice for a winter sky holiday with a number of top ski resorts within 90 minutes to two hours drive of Bergamo.
Welcoming the news, Joe Gilmore, Managing Director, Ireland West Airport commented: "The airport are delighted to welcome a new winter service to Milan with Ryanair, which will provide the People of the West and North West of Ireland with our first winter European city break destination, which I have no doubt will be very popular following the resumption of non essential travel from Monday, July 19 – particularly amongst the weekend break seekers and the skiing community.
"In addition this new service will provided a much needed tourism boost for the West and North West regions with the potential to welcome over 5,000 Italian visitors to the region this winter. We thank Ryanair for their continued unwavering support for the airport in expanding their route network during what continues to be a most challenging period".
Ryanair’s Director of Commercial, Jason McGuinness said: "As vaccination rollout programmes continue in the coming months and Europe’s international travel rebounds, we are delighted to announce a new Knock route to Milan Bergamo, operating twice weekly from November as part of Ryanair’s Irish Winter ‘21 schedule.
"Knock consumers can now look forward to exploring the wonders of Italy’s fashion capital, or choose from 8 other UK or Spanish routes available from Ireland West Airport this winter.
"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 December 2021."