Ireland West Airport has today welcomed the news that Aer Lingus will resume operations on their hugely popular London Gatwick service on December 18th 2021 in time for the busy Christmas period. The service will return on a phased basis initially ahead of a planned full resumption of services in March 2021.
This comes as welcome news for the West and North West of Ireland following a suspension of the service for over 18 months as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Gatwick service has been an ever present service at the airport since its commencement in 2009 and is a hugely important one from both a business, diaspora and tourism perspective, providing critically important connectivity not just with the London market but as a gateway from the West of Ireland to Europe, with London Gatwick offering a wide range of international connections.
Before travelling, Aer Lingus customers are advised to use the airline’s new online travel support tool to search by destination and retrieve up-to-date tailored travel information based on their specific circumstances including vaccination status, return travel and flight connection requirements. Should plans change, customers can also avail of the ‘Book with Confidence’ flexible booking proposition until 31 December 2021.
Over the Christmas period, from 18th December the London Gatwick service will operate daily. Fares start from €32.99 each way, including airline taxes and charges.