The first new daily service connecting Ireland West Airport Knock to London Heathrow with Aer Lingus took off from the airport on Monday.
Aer Lingus will operate daily flights to London Heathrow. This new service is another milestone in the airport’s history as it’s the first time the airport will be connected to one of Europe’s major international airport hubs.
As well as providing a daily service to Heathrow, this new service means customers can enjoy seamless connections via London Heathrow Airport to North America.
Aer Lingus currently has partnerships with a network of airlines out of Heathrow Airport, providing access to an ever-growing number of routes and benefits. Airlines include Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, British Airways, Iberia, JetBlue,and United Airlines.
Commenting on the new London Heathrow service, Lynne Embleton, Aer Lingus CEO, said: “Our new Ireland West Airport-Hea- throw service is an exciting new route, bringing travellers from Great Britain right to the heart of the action in the west of Ireland.”
“Equally customers from the west of Ireland will now fly into the UK’s largest airport and have the opportunity to travel onwards to cities all over the world.”
Welcoming the news, Arthur French, Chairman, Ireland West Airport commented: “The hub status of Heathrow for business and leisure passengers to connect with the global marketplace is a major boost for this region, as this service opens key onward connectivity, through one of Europe’s hub, to over 80 destinations worldwide.”