A new service to Shannon has been recently announced by Ryanair which increases the number of flights from Bristol Airport to Ireland to an all time high.
The new twice weekly service to Ireland’s third busiest airport takes the total number of flights per week to more than 100, these include routes to Dublin, Cork and Knock.
Dublin remains the most popular destination served from Bristol Airport, with more than 418,000 passengers using the route in the last 12 months. Up to seven departures a day are operated by Ryanair and Aer Lingus, providing flexible flight options for business and leisure passengers. Aer Lingus also serves Cork daily, while Ryanair operates three flights a week to Knock, in the west of Ireland.
Air links between Bristol and Ireland date back to 1936 when Aer Lingus operated its very first international route from Dublin to the city’s airport, then located in Whitchurch. As well as being well used by businesses with interests in the UK and Ireland, flights also support significant two-way tourism traffic. According to the International Passenger Survey, Ireland is Bristol’s fifth biggest market for overseas visitors. Irish visitors to the South West of the UK spent a total of £29.86 million in the first three quarters of 2017, with the number of visits to the region up more than eight per cent over the previous corresponding period.