Despite the delight at the news earlier this week that Ireland West Airport Knock has secured a long sought daily service to London Heathrow from March 26th, there has been widespread disappointment that the daily London Gatwick service to Ireland West Airport Knock is to cease, from the same date.
Aer Lingus has been providing the Gatwick service but is now to provide the Heathrow service instead from IWAK.
Many listeners to Midwest News says the Gatwick destination was the only real option for frequent commuters travelling south of London, and are urging IWAK to seek an alternative service/provider as quickly as possible.
Midwest News contacted the airport for comment and received this response:
Ireland West Airport welcomes the commencement of the new daily service to London Heathrow with Aer Lingus which is due to commence on March 26th.
This new service provides access to 80+ destinations worldwide including the return of US services to the West via the gateway at Heathrow.
The airport regrets the cessation of our popular London Gatwick service and will be meeting with airlines who could potentially operate this service over the course of 2023.
This year the airport will have up to 5 flights a day to three London Airports including twice daily services on some days to London Luton and London Stansted with Ryanair and the new daily service to London Heathrow with Aer Lingus