Ireland West Airport Knock has launched three new services to Eindhoven, Glasgow and Kaunas with Ryanair.
The launch is another milestone for the Mayo airport and West of Ireland as it provides the first ever scheduled direct air access to the Dutch and Lithuanian markets which should give the tourism sector a big boost.
The new route to Holland also opens up access to the Benelux region of Europe which has a population of over 28 million people with the new Eindhoven service providing convenient access to Belgium and Luxembourg.
The new services are expected to bring a major tourist boost to the West and North West of Ireland with over 15,000 new tourists expected to come to the region.
In more good news for passengers, Ireland West Airport says people using its new Glasgow service can avail of free rail travel from Glasgow Prestwick to any destination in Scotland up until November 2014.
• Flights from Ireland West Airport Knock to Eindhoven will operate every Tuesday and Saturday.
• Flights to Kaunas in Lithuania will operate every Thursday
• Flights to Glasgow will operate every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday