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Ireland West Airport celebrates commencement of busiest ever summer schedule as new service to Lanzarote takes to the skies


Ireland West Airport today celebrated the start of its biggest ever summer schedule by welcoming the commencement of a brand new service to Lanzarote with Ryanair.

This return of the Lanzarote service will provide a major boost for the airport and holidaymakers across the West, Northwest and Midlands regions of Ireland as weekly flights to this hugely popular sun destination are restored for the first time since January 2020.
The start of the Lanzarote service is part of the airport’s biggest ever summer schedule. Ryanair will operate its biggest ever flight schedule from the airport this summer with flights to 16 destinations across the UK and Europe, operating 120 weekly flights, a 15% increase on 2022. As well as starting a new service to Lanzarote, Ryanair will operate flights to European hotspots such as Alicante, Barcelona, Cologne, Faro, Majorca, Malaga and Milan this summer. In addition, Ryanair have Increased frequencies on 5 UK routes, adding an extra 40,000+ seats on services to Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Liverpool and Manchester for the summer season.

Commenting on the new Lanzarote service, Ryanair’s Jade Kirwan said ’We are delighted to add the always-favourite Lanzarote to our summer 2023 schedule from Ireland West Airport. As Europe and Ireland’s no.1 airline, Ryanair is delighted to kickstart our biggest ever summer schedule for Ireland West Airport with the first flight of our new Lanzarote route taking off this morning. This is just one of the 16 exciting routes we are operating to/from Ireland West Airport this summer alongside other popular sunny hotspots like Alicante, Barcelona & Malaga. We look forward to welcoming thousands of customers onboard our flights to/from the West of Ireland this Summer as Ryanair continues to deliver more traffic, connectivity, and lower fares than any other airline for Ireland.”

Welcoming the start of the summer schedule and the new Lanzarote service, Joe Gilmore, Managing Director, Ireland West Airport commented “We are delighted to welcome the return of our popular Lanzarote service for summer 2023. This has been by far the moist requested service over the last couple of years and we are finally delighted to be able to welcome Lanzarote back to our route network for next summer. This summer will be the busiest one on record at the airport with flights to 20 international destinations across the UK and Europe, including our new daily service to London Heathrow with Aer Lingus. The choice on offer for customers in the West, Northwest and Midlands regions has never been better and combined with the stress-free experience and convenience of using the airport we hope these factors will entice new customers to the airport this summer and experience for themselves the benefits of flying from a regional airport like ourselves’.