Published on October 2nd, 2021 | by Alan Dwyer0
Aer Lingus Return to Knock
Aer Lingus has announced its return to Ireland West Airport Knock with the return of its service from London Gatwick. The service will return on a phased basis from 18th December in time for the busy Christmas period and it is planned to have full service resumed by March 2022. The Gatwick service has been an ever-present service at the airport since it started back in 2009 and is a hugely important one from both a business, diaspora and tourism perspective, providing critically important connectivity not just with the London market but as a gateway from the West of Ireland to Europe, with London Gatwick offering a wide range of connection options.
Commenting on the announcement of the return of Aer Lingus to Ireland West Airport, the airports Managing Director, Joe Gilmore said, “We are delighted to welcome the news of the resumption of the London Gatwick service in December. The last 18 months have been an extremely difficult period for the airport and the whole aviation sector and today’s announcement by Aer Lingus is a major vote of confidence, not just in the airport, but in the North West and West regions. I’d like to express our sincere thanks to the team at Aer Lingus, with whom we have worked closely throughout the last 18 months, for their ongoing support and commitment to the airport as we look to rebuild our route network. I know this announcement will be welcome news to the loyal customer base that Aer Lingus has built up over the last 12 years, particularly in advance of the busy Christmas period and it will be great to welcome the famous Aer Lingus livery back to the West.”
Also commenting was the Chief Customer Officer at Aer Lingus, Susanne Carberry who added, “We are delighted to announce a significant restart to a number of our favourite routes in North America and Europe, reconnecting friends, families and businesses once again. We are also excited to be able to connect our customers from Ireland West Airport Knock into London Gatwick for Christmas. Safety remains our priority at Aer Lingus and we continue to implement measures such as mask requirements and additional cleaning, as has been in practice across the airline for the past year. We are also committed to making the flight experience as comfortable as possible and customers can enjoy our in-flight food, drink and entertainment services on board.”