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April 19th 2011


Leading regional airline offers first ever flight to West of Ireland for Scottish travellers

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline and the UK’s Number One Domestic carrier, today begins operating its brand new route between Edinburgh and Knock in the West of Ireland.  A popular addition to its growing programme out of Edinburgh International airport, flights will operate three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays and five times a week in July and August with the addition of Fridays and Mondays due to seasonal demand.

The new service not only opens up Western Ireland’s spectacular scenery and rich history to Scottish travellers for the first time, but also provides direct access to the world-famed Knock Shrine, an international place of pilgrimage and prayer for worshippers, where over one and a half million pilgrims set out for every year.

The launch further reinforces Flybe’s commitment to bringing convenient, affordable travel to Scotland. Flights are available for booking now at with fares from £29.99 one way, including taxes and charges.

Details of new Edinburgh to Knock route from 19th April as follows:

Tuesday/ Thursday        
Depart Edinburgh 1100 arrive Knock 1215
Depart Knock 1240 arrive Edinburgh 1355
Depart Edinburgh 1405 arrive Knock 1520
Depart Knock 1545 arrive Edinburgh 1700
Mondays/Fridays - 4th July – 29th August    
Depart Edinburgh 1120     arrive Knock 1235
Depart Knock 1300     arrive Edinburgh 1415
Depart Edinburgh 1005        arrive Knock 1120
Depart Knock 1145        arrive Edinburgh 1300


Mike Rutter, Flybe’s Chief Commercial Officer, comments: “Our brand new route has already been well received by passengers and strong ticket sales indicate ongoing demand for this direct, affordable and convenient service between Edinburgh and the West of Ireland. Flybe remains committed to expanding our regional network and to contributing to the growth of the local business and tourism economies of the destinations we serve. We look forward to carrying many thousands of additional visitors between these two key locations.”