Ireland West Airport Knock are delighted to announce a major boost for the West of Ireland with the news that one of Europes largest airlines, Germanwings, will commence new direct services from Cologne in Germany starting in May 2014.

Starting May 31st 2014, Germanwings, which is wholly owned by Europes largest airline, Lufthansa, will operate direct flights to and from Cologne-Bonn every Saturday until the end of October.  Connecting services to their expanded network of over 80 destinations worldwide will also be bookable as part of the new service.  From Cologne/Bonn airport the cities of Cologne and Bonn are only 15 minutes away with both Dusseldorf and Frankfurt also within 90 minutes drive.

This new announcement is a major boost for tourism in the West, North West and Midlands regions of Ireland as it provides the only direct access to the West Coast from this region in Germany. Over 400,000 Germans visit Ireland each year with more than 200,000 visiting the West and North West of Ireland annually.