Ryanair has launched its biggest ever London S 2019 schedule, introducing 23 new services, making for a total of 180 routes from the UK capital. These include three at Stansted (Kiev, Lviv and Nantes), six at Luton (Alicante, Athens, Barcelona, Bologna, Cork and Malaga) and an impressive 14 at Southend (including Dublin, Alicante, Bilbao, Brest, Copenhagen, Cluj and Corfu).
This month also sees good news for Cork Airport, with Ryanair announcing a new route to Malta. As of March 2019, travellers can fly direct to the island country, which lies south of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea. Ryanair’s Summer 2019 Schedule will also commence a twice weekly service to Budapest, starting in April.
This comes just in time for the popular Budapest Spring Festival, which features a range of live music performances from international and Hungarian artists alongside gallery visits, museum tours and workshops over three weeks.
For those travelling further afield, Aer Lingus have announced they will be operating two new North American destinations. From summer 2019, the airline will fly direct from Dublin to Minneapolis-St Paul and Trudeau International Airport in Montreal. These new additions mark the biggest ever transatlantic expansion in the airline’s history. With Minneapolis the hometown of music icons Prince and Bob Dylan, and emigration from Ireland to Canada continually rising, this comes as particularly welcome news. Speaking at the launch, Aer Lingus CEO Stephen Kavanagh said, “these destinations each have a rich heritage, vibrant culture and much to offer visitors travelling for business or leisure.” The route to Montreal will launch on July 8, 2019 while the route to Minneapolis-St Paul will take off on August 8, with both operating a daily service.
For those who do avail of Aer Lingus’ new direct route to Minneapolis, a visit to Prince’s extraordinary estate, Paisley Park, is a must. Visitors have the opportunity to experience first-hand what it was like for Prince to create, produce and perform inside this private sanctuary and remarkable production complex. The Prince museum rounds out the incredible experience. Essential for any music fan!
Buda Castle, Budapest