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New Aer Lingus Knock-To-Heathrow Service Commences

By Dave Simpson
New Aer Lingus Knock-To-Heathrow Service Commences

A new Aer Lingus service from Ireland West Airport Knock to Heathrow has commenced.

Launch Time

The new service launched at 13.05 on the afternoon of Sunday 26 March.


A statement published on quoted CEO Lynne Embleton as saying, “The west of Ireland has much to offer as a tourist destination, with the world-renowned Wild Atlantic Way on its doorstep. Our new Knock-Heathrow service is an exciting new route for Aer Lingus and the region, bringing travellers from Great Britain right to the heart of the action. Equally, customers from the west of Ireland will now fly into London Heathrow, the UK’s largest airport, and have the opportunity to travel onwards to cities all over the world.”

The statement published on quoted Ireland West Airport Knock chairman Arthur French as saying, “This is another proud day for the airport and the entire western region. The hub status of Heathrow for business and leisure passengers to connect with the global marketplace is a major boost for this region, with this new daily service opening up key onward connectivity, through one of Europe’s biggest hubs, to over 80 destinations worldwide. I have no doubt this new service will attract strong support from the region and overseas, and we thank Aer Lingus for their continued commitment to the airport and west-of-Ireland region.”

The statement published on quoted Judith Cassidy of Tourism Ireland as saying, “This new route from Heathrow to Knock means that GB visitors can travel directly from London to Ireland’s dramatic Wild Atlantic Way coastline in less than two hours.


“Here they can experience and enjoy the rugged beauty of the west coast of Ireland, as seen in the Oscar-nominated [The] Banshees of Inisherin.

“In addition to dramatic land and seascapes, the region is renowned for its warm welcome, amazing food, and traditional music all year round – and, of course, as our nearest neighbour and no travel restrictions in place for British visitors, thanks to the Common Travel Area, it’s so easy to visit.”

Read More: Tourism Ireland Welcomes New Aer Lingus Flight From London Heathrow To Ireland West Airport Knock

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