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Ryanair celebrates milestone at Ireland West Airport as the airline welcomes the 100,000th passenger on its Bristol service

Ryanair, Europe’s largest low fares airline reached a significant milestone at Ireland West Airport in December as the airline welcomed its 100,000th passenger on its Bristol service.

The lucky 100,000th passenger, checking in for their flight to Bristol, was Francis Kelly from Bristol who was traveling with his family home to Bristol and he was delighted to receive a bottle of Irish Whiskey and two free return flight s to Bristol from Ireland West Airport Knock to mark the occasion.

Ryanair have been operating the Bristol service since November 2007 and the route has proved hugely popular with the thousands of Irish people living in the Bristol and surrounding South West region of England who have been delighted to avail of the low fares access provided by Ryanair.  The three times weekly service has always particularly popular popular around the time of the Cheltenham Races and when Ireland play Wales in the Rugby but also throughout the year as Bristol is situated in the beautiful South West of England with Bristol city renowned as being a Mecca for shopping enthusiasts and offering an abundance of museums, nightlife and arts activities.

Bristol is one of 11 routes operated by Ryanair from Ireland West Airport Knock which includes destinations in the UK to London Luton and Stansted, Leeds-Bradford, Liverpool, East Midlands-Nottingham, and the hugely popular sun destinations of Alicante, Faro-Algarve and Reus-Barcelona which commenced in 2010 and which have been further added to with the introduction of weekly flights to the Canary Islands of Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Tenerife which start in February.

Ryanair spokesperson Maria Macken commented on the milestone being reached “Ryanair is delighted to welcome the 100,000th passenger on its Ireland West Airport Knock service to Bristol.  This popular route connecting the West of Ireland to the UK’s South West has gone from strength to strength since it commenced in 2007. Ryanair looks forward to welcoming more passengers than ever as its new services from Ireland West Knock to Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Tenerife take to the skies in February.”

Commenting on the news, Joe Gilmore, managing director, Ireland West Airport Knock said: “We are delighted to welcome Ryanair’s 100,000th passenger through Ireland West Airport Knock on their Bristol service.  We have enjoyed a great relationship over the past 15 years with Ryanair and their service to Bristol has proved hugely popular with people both in this region and in the South West of England and we thank Ryanair for their continued support for our airport but also for the air access and choice of 12 routes they provide for the people in the West, North West and Midlands regions of Ireland’
Ryanair operates services to Bristol every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday with fares starting from as low as €10* one way.

Note: Prices exclude the Ireland West Airport Knock Development Fee of €10 which is payable prior to departure at the airport by all passengers aged 12 years and over.