Ryanair has announced details of a new twice weekly route commencing Shannon to Ibiza flights from April 2019.

Ryanair’s Summer schedule for 2019 starts in early April and runs through to the end of October.

In total there will be 22,000 seats available on the route.

Ryanair’s Robin Kiely said, “Ryanair is pleased to announce a new Shannon route to Ibiza, commencing in April 2019, which will operate twice-weekly as part of our Summer 2019 schedule,”

Reporting on the announcement, local newspaper the Limerick Leader quoted Andrew Murphy, Managing Director or Shannon Airport. Mr Murphy said, “2018 has been our best year in over a decade at Shannon but from planning perspective we have very much moved onto 2019 and this is a really good boost for the airport.

“It comes off the back of Ryanair going year-round from next month on its Alicante service and the introduction of its Barcelona-Reus service this summer. Ibiza is a hugely popular destination for holiday makers and will mean that next year we will have eight services to Spanish sun holiday destinations,” he added.

Shannon Group CEO Matthew Thomas said, “We want to make it easy for holiday makers in our region to travel to sun destinations from their airport, and not have to make long journeys to get their flights abroad for summer and winter breaks.

“We’ve spent the last few years working very hard on building capacity back up and Ibiza is another service that was very much on our wish list and we are delighted now it on our summer schedule for 2019. Ryanair is a major airline partner at Shannon and we look forward to working closely the airline to make this new and welcome service a success.”