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(Thursday, 17th May 2012) Aer Lingus Regional today announced it is to open a new route from Ireland West Airport Knock to Birmingham.

From 11th June 2012, Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Aer Arann will provide daily flights from Knock to Birmingham with fares starting from €29.99 one way including taxes.

Commenting on the announcement, Aer Arann Interim Chief Executive Sean Brogan said, “We are delighted to add the Birmingham-Knock route to our network. We’re confident that there will be strong demand from both business and leisure travellers in the West of Ireland for direct, convenient and cost effective access to Birmingham. Likewise business and tourism in the West of Ireland will benefit from direct connectivity with Great Britain’s second largest city.”

“We look forward to providing our customers with a quality service, ensuring excellent value and frequency from 11th June”, he continued.

Welcoming the announcement, Aer Lingus Chief Commercial Officer Stephen Kavanagh said, “Aer Lingus is delighted be extending its Aer Lingus Regional network to include Birmingham-Knock. The addition of this new service further demonstrates the continued success of the Aer Lingus Regional franchise.”

Joe Gilmore, Managing Director, Ireland West Airport Knock commented, “We are pleased to welcome Aer Lingus Regional to the Airport on the Birmingham service. Our Birmingham service has long been one of our most established routes from the airport and I am sure the uninterrupted continuation of the service will come as welcome news to the thousands of UK visitors who use this service regularly as well as the Irish people travelling to the Birmingham region for business and leisure purposes.  Furthermore we are delighted to be adding a new carrier, Aer Lingus Regional, to our airline network and we wish them every success on the new service.” 

Flights from Ireland West Airport Knock to Birmingham start from €29.99 one way including taxes and go on sale Friday 18th May on

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