Ready For The Off As Cheltenham 2016 Starts

14 Mar 2016

Ryanair, Ireland’s favourite airline, today (14 March) got under starters orders for the biggest week of the horse racing year on the eve of the 2016 Cheltenham Festival. With record bookings on its flights to Birmingham, Bristol and East Midlands, Ryanair will carry over 20,000 Irish racing fans to and from the greatest show on turf, all on the lowest fares.

Racing fans can look forward to four days of high-quality competition in the Cotswolds, as the Irish trained raiders compete against the home trained contingent, with the week’s main highlight coming on Thursday, St. Patrick’s Day, featuring both the Grade 1 Ryanair Chase and, for the first time, the Ryanair World Hurdle.   

To celebrate carrying 20,000 Irish racing fans to Cheltenham 2016, Ryanair is releasing 20,000 seats for sale from just €9.99, which are available for booking until Thursday (17 March). Since these amazing low prices will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com and avoid missing out.

Ryanair’s Robin Kiely said:

“This year Ryanair will carry over 20,000 Irish racing fans to the Cheltenham Festival, all on the lowest fares. St. Patrick’s Day in particular promises to be a day to remember, with the Ryanair Chase being followed for the first time by the Ryanair World Hurdle, with Irish hopes high for victory in both contests. To celebrate the start of Cheltenham 2016, we are releasing 20,000 seats for sale across our European network from just €9.99, which are available for booking until Thursday (17 Mar).”