There's good news for those hoping to jet off from the west of the country.

Aer Lingus has started a new daily service connecting Ireland West Airport to London Heathrow in Britain.

The first flight took the skies yesterday and landed at Knock at a quarter to 1 in the afternoon.

This included a man flying from Adelaide in Australia, who flew to Ireland West via the new link to Heathrow.

It also poses a new route for Sligo supporters who will travel to London in two weeks for the opening round of the Connacht senior football championship meeting between the two.

Ireland West Airport Managing Director Joe Gilmore says it'll open up other destinations:


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