New daily service from Ireland West to London Heathrow

Ireland West Airport has welcomed the commencement of a brand new daily service connecting the west coast of Ireland to London Heathrow with Aer Lingus.


The inaugural Aer Lingus flight EI916, operated by an Airbus A320, landed at 12:44pm yesterday afternoon from Heathrow Airport. Aer Lingus will operate daily flights to London Heathrow, London’s biggest and most well-connected airport, on a year-round basis. This new service is another milestone in the airport’s history as it’s the first time the airport will be connected to one of Europe’s major international airport hubs.


As well as providing a daily service to Heathrow, this new service means customers can enjoy seamless connections via London Heathrow Airport to North America.


The new route will boost inbound tourism to the West of Ireland. Given the proximity of Ireland West Airport to the Wild Atlantic Way.


The new route will provide increased access for GB visitors and those travelling from all around the world via Heathrow to one of Ireland’s most popular regions.


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