Ryanair-owned Lauda Airlines has announced it will operate flights from Ireland West Airport Knock to Palma de Mallorca in Spain twice weekly from March 2020.
The flights with the low-cost carrier will depart from Mayo on Tuesdays and Fridays using an Airbus A320 which can accomodate 174 passengers, it was announced on Tuesday.
There was high anticipation that the Austrian airline would be adding flights to its home country, with the majority of its routes flying to and from Vienna. However, the announcement comes just weeks after Ryanair pulled the plug on its flights from Knock to popular summer destinations Lanzarote and Tenerife.
Chairman of Ireland West Airport, Arthur French, said the announcement marked “another major milestone in the airport’s history.”
“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,” he added.
Speaking at the launch at the airport, Lauda’s CEO, Andreas Gruber, said the company is proud to expand their route network in Ireland. He said Lauda is offering customers an “incomparable price-performance ratio” with airline tickets starting at €19.99.
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