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Flybe celebrates 100,000th passenger at Ireland West airport Knock

30 August 2013

Leading regional airline celebrates first major passenger landmark in Ireland

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has today celebrated its first major passenger landmark at Ireland West Airport Knock with its 100,000th passenger, Passenger name to be added here travelling through the airport today (Thursday August 22nd 2013) on a fight to Manchester.  To mark the occasion Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport, Michael Ring TD, presented the lucky passenger with 2 free return flights to Manchester and tickets to a Manchester United match courtesy of the airport and Flybe.

Flybe launched its first route from Ireland West Knock to Edinburgh back in April 2011, followed a year later by the start of the popular four times a week service to its Manchester hub that offers passengers convenient onward flights to 16 Flybe destinations across the UK and Europe. From Manchester, travellers have easy access to the rest of the world through the many long haul routes out of that airport with lots of seamless travel options through Flybe’s codeshare and interline partners, the latter available when booked through a travel agent.  

Andrew Strong, Flybe UK MD comments: “We’re extremely pleased to be celebrating our 100,000th passenger at Ireland West Knock. Flybe is committed to providing convenient and affordable travel option and we look forward to celebrating our next milestone before too long”

Welcoming Flybe’s 100,000th passenger at the airport was Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport, Michael Ring TD who said ‘Im delighted to mark the occasion of Flybe’s 100,000th passenger at Ireland West Airport Knock.  Flybe continue to provide an invaluable service to the people of the West and North West of Ireland and in particular in 2013, the year of the gathering, they have played an important role in bringing thousands of visitors from Manchester and Edinburgh to this part of Ireland for the many Gathering events’

Ireland West Airport Knock’s MD Joe Gilmore adds: “We are delighted to welcome Flybe’s 100,000th passenger through the airport.  This represents a significant milestone for Flybe at the airport and highlights their commitment to serving the people of the West of Ireland, providing vital connectivity to key markets in the UK and Scotland. We look forward to further growing our network of destinations with Flybe into the future’



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