According to a statement published on IrelandWestAirport.com, the schedule consists of a total of 16 routes, including a new route to Lanzarote; increased frequency on five routes, including those to Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands and Manchester; and a 15% increase in weekly flights, compared to the summer of 2022, to more than 120 weekly flights.
The statement published on IrelandWestAirport.com also noted that the schedule will support more than 580 local jobs.
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The statement published on IrelandWestAirport.com quoted Ryanair’s head of communications, Jade Kirwan, as saying, “As Europe and Ireland’s most reliable airline, Ryanair is delighted to announce even more growth for the west and north-west, with our biggest-ever schedule from Ireland West Airport, offering over 120 weekly flights – +15% versus [summer] ’22 – across 16 routes, including our exciting new Lanzarote route, for summer ’23. With such a vast selection of sunny hot-spots and city break destinations to choose from, as well as increased frequencies across popular UK routes, like Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands and Manchester, there really is something for everyone, whether heading away for a bit of rest and relaxation with the family, taking a weekend break to soak up some culture in one of Europe’s vibrant cities, or simply looking for a stone-throw trip to the UK for a fun-filled night out with friends.”
The statement published on IrelandWestAirport.com also quoted Ireland West Airport’s managing director, Joe Gilmore, as saying, “2023 is shaping up to be the busiest year on record at Ireland West Airport, and with flights to 16 different destinations with Ryanair next year, there is a huge choice available for our customers in the west, north-west, and further afield. Ryanair’s continued growth is a huge vote of confidence in the airport and region, and we’d like to thank them for their continued support and commitment to the airport. We look forward to welcoming the Lanzarote service back to the airport next summer, and to working with Ryanair in promoting their record summer schedule next year.”