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New Glasgow service with Ryanair takes to the skies!

(June 1st 2014) Ireland West Airport Knock were delighted today, to launch a new three times weekly service to Glasgow Prestwick in Scotland with Ryanair. The new service will operate every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

Todays launch represents yet another milestone for the airport as it’s the first connection between Ireland West Airport Knock and Glasgow Prestwick Airport in Scotland. Glasgow Prestwick Airport is Glasgow's second airport and serves the Greater Glasgow region and is situated 32 miles from the city centre of Glasgow.

Glasgow, one of Europe's most vibrant, dynamic and stylish cities, has been named the number one UK destination “on the rise” by the world's largest travel site, TripAdvisor, and they've also named the city as the third best destination in the UK, in the 2013 Travellers’ Choice Destinations Awards. Glasgow is the place to be in summer 2014 as the city plays host to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games which will be an unforgettable celebration of sport and culture, leaving a lasting legacy for athletes, young people, businesses and communities. From 23rd July – 3rd August 2014, the Games will showcase 4,500 of the world's finest athletes! It's going to be Scotland's biggest ever sporting and cultural celebration.

In an added boost for passengers using the new Glasgow service, Passengers travelling on the route will be entitled to FREE rail travel to anywhere in Scotland when they arrive at Glasgow Prestwick Airport. To get your free travel tickets, produce your original flight confirmation (your booking confirmation with the airline logo) at the airport's Welcome desk where you'll be issued with a FREE travel voucher to anywhere in Scotland.

Welcoming the new service, Joe Gilmore, Managing Director, Ireland West Airport Knock said ‘We are delighted that there is now a direct, quick and convenient jet flight service with Ryanair to Scotlands largest city, direct from Ireland West Airport Knock. This service will connect Glasgow and its surrounding regions including the Western Highlands, the Clyde Valley and the South of Scotland to the West and North West of Ireland; which share similar cultural and social heritage through the many Irish ex-patriots that have emigrated to the Scottish Isles in the past. This new service will be welcome news to all those visiting friends and family but will also have a positive impact on the region as a whole as we expect to welcome thousands of Scottish visitors on the new service as well as providing the opportunity to develop business links between the regions’

Commenting on todays launch Maria Macken, Marketing Manager, Ryanair said “Ryanair are delighted to welcome customers on board its new service from Ireland West Airport to Knock to Glasgow Prestwick, which will operate three times weekly connecting the West of Ireland to the South West Of Scotland.  Consumers and visitors to the West of Ireland already choose Ryanair for the lowest fares, great route choice and our industry leading customer service. Now they can also book their flights from Ireland West Airport Knock to a choice of 16 destinations on our much improved website and enjoy a free small second carry-on bag, “quiet flights”, allocated seats and use their personal electronic devices at all stages of their flight, making Ryanair 

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