New Ryanair Flight from Cologne to Knock
Ryanair have announced a new flight from Cologne to Ireland West Airport Knock, due to launch in June 2019.
The new service will operate twice weekly during the summer months. According to Tourism Ireland, these flights will help boost tourism to Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way.
“Today’s announcement is more good news for Irish tourism as we prepare for 2019, offering choice for German holidaymakers who wish to visit Ireland and the Wild Atlantic Way,” said Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, in a statement.
“We work very closely with Ryanair and Ireland West Airport Knock and we look forward to co-operating with them to maximise the promotion of this new flight from Cologne. As an island, the importance of convenient, direct, non-stop flights cannot be overstated. They are absolutely critical to achieving growth in inbound tourism.”
2018 looks set to be another record year for Irish tourism from Germany, with the latest CSO figures indicating almost 560,000 arrivals from Germany during the January to August period. This is an increase of 21 per cent when compared to the same eight-month period in 2017.
Meanwhile last week Angela Scanlon dropped the third of her fourth videos, created by Tourism Ireland and The Daily Telegraph to highlight Ireland to holidaymakers in Great Britain. It saw the TV presenter and her father travelling the Wild Atlantic Way and can be read about here.