Boyle woman is Ryanair’s 10 millionth passenger at IWAK
Boyle woman Grainne Rush got a big surprise on Tuesday when she was picked as the 10 millionth passenger to travel with Ryanair from Ireland West Airport.
Grainne along with her partner Tadgh McKenna was travelling on the weekly service to Lanzarote when she was picked as the lucky passenger and presented with a pair of return flights with Ryanair to any of their 16 destinations from Ireland West Airport along with champagne and chocolates.
Ryanair’s head of communications, Jade Kirwan, said: “We are delighted to be celebrating carrying 10 million passengers in/out of Knock airport. Ryanair has operated at Ireland West Airport since 1986 and our recently announced record summer ’23 schedule will not only provide Ryanair’s west and north-west customers with low-cost fares across an unbeatable selection of sunny hotspots and vibrant European city break destinations this summer but will continue to promote important rural development through the support of over 580 local jobs and delivery of even greater connectivity with Europe and its millions of holidaymakers.
“To celebrate this great milestone, we are offering fares from just €29.99 one way for travel until October ‘23, only available on Ryanair.com.”
Celebrating today’s milestone, Joe Gilmore, managing director, Ireland West Airport, added: “We are delighted to mark yet another significant milestone in the airport’s history, welcoming Ryanair’s 10 millionth passenger to the airport.
“It’s been a fantastic 37 years with so many great highlights and milestones achieved along the way.
By coincidence, another Boyle person was the first passenger to disembark the first Ryanair direct link between London and Ireland West Airport in 1986. Then 6 year old Davinia Paul was on her way home to Boyle for Christmas. You can see the news report of that historic trip here
Picture shows Tadgh McKenna and Grainne Rush (Grainne was the 10 millionth passenger) from Boyle in County Roscommon who were travelling to Lanzarote from Ireland West Airport with Ryanair, pictured with Joe Gilmore, Managing Director, Ireland West Airport and Collette Concannon, Station manager, Ryanair at Ireland West Airport.