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Ryanair Transports 10m Passengers To/From Knock Airport

By Dave Simpson
Ryanair Transports 10m Passengers To/From Knock Airport

Ryanair has now transported 10 million passengers to and from Ireland West Airport Knock.


According to a statement published on, Ryanair 10 millionth passenger at Ireland West Airport Knock passed through the airport on Tuesday 23 May.

The passenger in question was Grainne Rushe from Boyle, Co. Roscommon, who was travelling to Lanzarote, and was gifted a pair of return Ryanair flights, a bottle of Champagne and chocolates.


The statement published on quoted Ireland West Airport Knock managing director Joe Gilmore as saying, "We are delighted to mark yet another significant milestone in the airport's history welcoming Ryanair's 10 millionth passenger to the airport. It's been a fantastic 37 years with so many great highlights and milestones achieved along the way. During this time Ryanair has continued to grow and provide critically important international access to and from the UK market and connected the West of Ireland to sun destinations in Spain and Portugal and also delivered access to European cities such as Milan, Barcelona and Cologne which have been hugely important in growing tourism numbers to the west and north-west of Ireland. It’s remarkable that in their 37th year of operation here at the airport that it will be their busiest on record and its testament to the popularity of their destinations and their continued expansion at the airport that record numbers will travel on their services from the airport this year. I'd like to thank Ryanair's customers and in particular the Ryanair staff here at the airport, who continue to play a very important role in helping the airport and Ryanair reach passenger milestones such as this and ensure the experience using the airport continues to be both a seamless and pleasant one. We look forward to continuing to strengthen our relationship with Ryanair and expanding our range of services with them over the coming years."

The statement published on also quoted Ryanair head of communications Jade Kirwan as saying, "We are delighted to celebrate 10 million Ryanair passengers at Ireland West Airport, with our 10 millionth passenger arriving departing Ireland West Airport this morning on our popular new service to Lanzarote - just one of the 16 routes we are operating as part of our biggest ever schedule this summer. Ryanair has operated at Ireland West Airport since 1986 and our record summer '23 schedule will not only provide Ryanair's west and north-west customers with an unbeatable selection of sunny hotspots and vibrant European city break destinations this summer but will continue to promote important rural development through the support of over 580 local jobs and delivery of even greater connectivity with Europe and its millions of holidaymakers. To celebrate this phenomenal milestone, we have launched a special seat sale with fares from just €29.99 for travel until the end of October '23 available now on"


Read More: Ireland West Airport Knock's Ryanair Summer Schedule Launched

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