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Airport’s winter schedule sees three per cent increase in seat capacity
Airport’s winter schedule sees three per cent increase in seat capacity

Ireland West Airport has announced its winter schedule, which will see a three per cent increase in seat capacity available from the airport this winter.

This winter the airport will offer an unrivalled selection of services to the UK from the West of Ireland with flights to eight different UK airports providing flexible travel options for business, leisure and the increasingly popular football supporters market.

Ryanair will increase capacity on its London Stansted service by seven per cent this winter offering over 20 weekly return services providing flexible daily return options in particular for the business and commuter passenger.

In addition Ryanair will operate up to 32 weekly services to and from East-Midlands Nottingham, Liverpool and London Luton airports, providing the only connectivity to these key markets from the West and North West of Ireland.

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, will operate up to 24 weekly services to and from Birmingham, Edinburgh and Manchester this winter, increasing the range of options for travelers both in the UK and this region whilst Aer Lingus will continue to operate daily return service to London Gatwick airport providing easy access to South London and the Brighton area.

For those looking for some winter sun, Ryanair will once again operate a weekly service to Lanzarote, where temperatures average 25 degrees C during the winter season.

This winter will also see the commencement of a major airport transformation programme aimed at transforming the airport over the next three years.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.