Ireland West Airport today welcomed the announcement of Ryanair’s biggest ever summer sun and European city break schedule from the airport along with the commencement of a brand new service to Tenerife this summer with Ryanair.
This return of the Tenerife service for the summer will provide a major boost for the airport and holidaymakers across the West, Northwest and Midlands regions of Ireland as weekly summer flights to this hugely popular sun destination are restored for the first time since summer 2019.
This summer Ryanair will operate flights to 9 city break and sun destinations across Europe, with 32 weekly flights and 170,000 seats available to and from European hotspots such as Alicante, Barcelona, Cologne, Faro, Lanzarote Majorca, Malaga, Milan and Tenerife this summer. In addition, Ryanair will increase frequency on their services to Faro, which will increase to four times weekly, during the peak summer season, and also Barcelona (Girona) which is extended, to now operate from April to October. The 2024 summer schedule represents an increase of 5% compared to summer 2023.
In addition to their services to and from Mainland and Continental Europe, Ryanair, will also operate flights to 8 different UK airports this summer including, Birmingham, Bristol, East-Midlands (Nottingham), Edinburgh, Manchester, Liverpool, London Luton and London Stansted.
In a further boost for holidaymakers this summer, the installation of a new next-generation cabin baggage screening system, which is now fully operational at the airport, is set to further enhance the passenger experience at the airport. These new machines remove the need for passengers to remove laptops and liquids from cabin bags and further speed up queue times. With this new system, all liquids, gels, aerosols, creams, pastes, baby food, medicines and special dietary products that would previously have to be put into clear, sealed plastic bags and presented separately to hand luggage, can now remain packed in your hand luggage. With the installation of these new machines, the restriction on liquids of more than 100ml no longer applies, and passengers can travel with larger quantities of liquids if they fit into a cabin bag. In addition, electrical items such as laptops and tablets no longer have to be separately screened and can remain in cabin bags, which will come as welcome news for passengers using the airport. The new system reduces touch points and will make the passenger journey through security even quicker and easier.
Joe Gilmore, Managing Director, Ireland West Airport commented “We are delighted to see Ryanair's route network continue to grow year on year. The return of our popular Tenerife service for summer 2024 will be warmly welcomed by holidaymakers across the region. This summer will be the busiest one on record for sun destinations and the choice on offer for customers in the West, Northwest and Midlands regions has never been better, combined with the stress-free experience and convenience of using the airport we hope these factors will entice new customers to the airport this summer and experience for themselves the benefits of flying from a regional airport like Ireland West. We thank Ryanair for their continued commitment to the airport and look forward to further growing their route network from the airport in the future’.