Published on October 2nd, 2019 | by Mark Dwyer


Lauda Launches Knock to Majorca service for Summer 2020

Ireland West Airport have welcomed the launch of a new service to Palma Majorca by Austrian based airline, Lauda, (100%-owned subsidiary of Ryanair Holdings plc). The service will commence on 31st March 2020 and operate twice weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays throughout the summer period using an Airbus A320, 174 seater aircraft.

Lauda is a low-cost carrier based in Vienna in Austria and currently flies to 38 destinations across Europe. Welcoming Lauda to the West of Ireland, Arthur French, Chairman, Ireland West Airport said “Today represents another major milestone in the airports history as we welcome a new major airline partner to the airport. We are delighted that Lauda have given the airport and the West and North West of Ireland a huge vote of confidence by launching their first ever service from regional Ireland with a new scheduled service to Palma-Majorca in Spain, which we know will be hugely popular with holiday makers in the region.”

Speaking at the launch at Ireland West Airport, Andreas Gruber, CEO, Lauda, said “We are proud to offer our passengers a new non-stop service from Ireland West Airport to Palma (Majorca) and expand our route network in Ireland. In addition to new routes our summer 2020 schedule will see the Lauda fleet grow to 33 aircraft at 4 bases in Vienna, Stuttgart, Dusseldorf and Palma.”

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Mark is an airline pilot flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor, Type Rating Examiner and Base Training Captain on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He is also an instructor and EASA Examiner on single engines and a UK CAA Examiner. He flies the Chipmunk for the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF). Mark became the Chairman of the National Microlight Association of Ireland (NMAI) in 2013 and has overseen a massive growth in the organisation. In this role he has worked at local and national levels. In 2015, Mark won ‘Upcoming Aviation Professional Award’ at the Aviation Industry Awards sponsored by the IAA. Mark launched this website back in 2002 while always managing the website, he has also been Editor and Deputy Editor of FlyingInIreland Magazine from 2005 to 2015.

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