Ryanair announce new route from Knock Airport to mainland Europe
Great news for tourists, in and out.
Ryanair today (17 October) announced a new route from Knock to Cologne, Germany, with a twice-weekly service from June, as it extends its Summer 2019 schedule.
Knock Airport mainly flies to London airports, Manchester, Bristol and East Midlands during the off-season. However, the airport also operates services to locations like Barcelona, Alicante, Faro, Lanzarote and Dubrovnik.
Eimear Ryan of Ryanair said: "Ryanair is pleased to announce a new route from Ireland West Airport Knock to Cologne, commencing in June 2019, which will operate twice-weekly as part of our Summer 2019 schedule, with 13 routes in total".
Joe Gilmore, Managing Director at Knock Airport said: "We are absolutely delighted to welcome this new Cologne service with Ryanair. This new service will provide the only direct access to the beautiful North Rhine-Westphalia region of Germany and provide a major inbound tourism boost for the region as 66% of all German visitors to Ireland are holidaymakers."
"German holidaymakers are Ireland’s most active visitors, exploring our historical sites and engaging in multiple events/activities such as hill walking and hiking while on the island which ties in perfectly with the airports location as the Western gateway to the Wild Atlantic Way. We look forward to working with Ryanair and Tourism Ireland in promoting this new route and encourage the region to get behind the new service to ensure it’s a success."