Tourism Ireland warmly welcomes the announcement by Aer Lingus of a new flight from London Heathrow to Ireland West Airport Knock. The daily service will commence on 26 March and will certainly help boost tourism from Britain to Mayo and the Wild Atlantic Way.
Niall Gibbons, Chief Executive of Tourism Ireland, said about the new flight from London Heathrow to Ireland West Airport Knock, “this announcement by Aer Lingus is really good news for tourism to Mayo and the Wild Atlantic Way, as we continue to restore growth in inbound tourism. As an island destination, we know there’s a proven direct correlation between access and growth in visitor numbers, so this new flight will certainly help boost visitor numbers from Britain. Tourism Ireland is committed to working with Aer Lingus, Ireland West Airport Knock and our other key partners, to drive demand for this new flight, and all other services to Ireland, and help maintain our vital network of routes and services.
“Great Britain remains a very important market for tourism to the island of Ireland, delivering around 42% of all our overseas visitors. In 2019, we welcomed almost 4.8 million British visitors, whose visits generated approximately €1.45 billion for the economy.”
Tourism Ireland is the organisation responsible for promoting the island of Ireland overseas as a leading holiday destination. In 2019, the organisation welcomed 11.3 million overseas visitors to the island of Ireland, delivering revenue of over €5.9 billion. Tourism Ireland’s international website is www.ireland.com, 33 market sites available in 30 different countries in 11 language versions around the world.
Source: Tourism Ireland