Ryanair books 4,000,000th passenger through gates

Mayor Elisha McCallion and Lisa Buckley, from Ryanair, who presented Kim Newlands, who is the 4,000,000th passenger to fly with Ryanair from City of Derry Airport, with vouchers for free flights. Included is Kim's partner, David Waters. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 12.05.15
Mayor Elisha McCallion and Lisa Buckley, from Ryanair, who presented Kim Newlands, who is the 4,000,000th passenger to fly with Ryanair from City of Derry Airport, with vouchers for free flights. Included is Kim's partner, David Waters. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 12.05.15

Low cost airline Ryanair has booked its four millionth passenger through the gates at City of Derry Airport.

Ryanair’s Sales and Marketing Executive, Lisa Buckley, said: “Ryanair is delighted to celebrate its 4 millionth customer at City of Derry Airport.

“Over the last 16 years Ryanair has seen a huge demand for its routes at Derry as customers in the North snap up Ryanair’s lowest fares to Europe’s top destinations including Alicante, Glasgow International and London Stansted.”

Charlene Shongo, Commercial and Marketing Manager at City of Derry Airport outlined: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Lisa Buckley to the airport today as we join Ryanair in celebrating their 4 millionth customer at City of Derry Airport. This is another significant milestone in the airport’s history and we wish to take this opportunity to thank Ryanair for their support and loyalty to CoDA and the NW over the last 16 years.”

Clive Coleman, Contracts Director of Regional City Airports Management (the company responsible for the management of CoDA) added: “The airport is ideally placed to serve not only the city but its natural catchment in County Londonderry, Tyrone, Donegal, North Antrim and surrounding districts making it a vital piece of infrastructure for the region. We extend our sincere thanks to Ryanair, for providing a vital air access link for the local community and performing a pivotal role in the economics of the region. We look forward to continuing to strength our relationship with Ryanair and expanding on the range of services we offer in the coming years.”

Mayor Elisha McCallion said it was a significant milestone for both the airline and the airport.

“This is an important occasion for the airport and represents the long standing commitment and working relationship that exists between CODA and Ryanair to provide quality air transport services to those in the Derry City and Strabane District area.”