Ryanair adds extra flights for Cheltenham festival, Easter

Ryanair has announced record Cheltenham 2014 bookings, with over 14,000 Irish racing fans set to fly to the UK’s premier jump racing festival in March.

The Irish budget airline is the official airline of the Cheltenham National Hunt Festival. It has added over 50 extra flights to Birmingham, Bristol and East Midlands airports during the four-day festival, beginning on March 11, with the highlight being the £275,000 Grade 1 Ryanair Chase on Thursday, March 13, one of the most valuable races at Cheltenham 2014.

Ryanair’s Robin Kiely said: ‘Ryanair is under starter’s orders with only one month to go until the 2014 Cheltenham National Hunt Festival and it’s shaping up to be a classic.

Ryanair’s low fares, best customer service and biggest route network in Europe prove you’ll never beat the Irish – and we’ll be hoping for more Irish winners at Cheltenham this year, in particular at the Grade 1 Ryanair Chase on Thursday, 13th March, which we’re sure will be another festival highlight.’

Also, to meet the increased demand during Easter, Ryanair has added extra flights on four Cork routes to Lanzarote, Liverpool, Palma and Tenerife, along with extra flights on four Dublin routes to Kaunas, Lanzarote, Malaga and Tenerife.

Ryanair’s Maria Macken said: ‘Ryanair is pleased to announce extra Easter flights from both Cork and Dublin airports, following strong demand for Ryanair’s low fares this April and May.

To celebrate our extra Easter flights from Cork and Dublin, we are releasing 100,000 seats on sale at fares from just €19.99 for travel in March and April, which are available for booking until midnight Thursday (13 Feb). Since these low prices will be snapped up quickly, we urge passengers to book them now on www.ryanair.com.’

To celebrate Cheltenham, Ryanair will be giving away tickets and flights on its Twitter account, @Ryanair, in the build-up to the festival. Racing fans may also book their seats for Cheltenham on the www.ryanair.com website.