Aer Lingus (EI/EIN) has started its new Knock (Ireland West) to Heathrow (LHR/EGLL) flights
The first flight, operated by an Airbus A320, left Heathrow on Sunday afternoon.
Knock gives passengers easy access to Irelands Wild Atlantic Way providing great opportunities for tourism.
Lynne Embleton, Aer Lingus CEO, said: “The west of Ireland has much to offer as a tourist destination with the world renowned Wild Atlantic Way on its doorstep.
“Our new Knock-Heathrow service is an exciting new route for Aer Lingus and the region, bringing travellers from Great Britain right to the heart of the action. Equally, customers from the west of Ireland will now fly into London Heathrow, the UK’s largest airport, and have the opportunity to travel onwards to cities all over the world.”
The new route comes as Aer Lingus restarts its Dublin to West Hartford Connecticut service offering more choices to the East Coast of the US.
The West Hartford service is operated by an Airbus A321LR.