14 Feb 2017

Ryanair, Ireland’s favourite airline and the official carrier of the Cheltenham National Hunt Festival, today (14 Feb) announced that it will carry over 22,000 racing fans to and from the 2017 Cheltenham Festival, all on the lowest fares, with just 4 weeks to go.

Ryanair has scheduled 38 extra flights and over 120 flights in total to and from Birmingham, Bristol and East Midlands for Cheltenham week, kicking off on Tuesday, 14th March, with the highlights being the Grade 1 Ryanair Chase on Thursday, March 16th, and the Cheltenham Gold Cup which takes place on St Patrick’s Day, Friday, 17th March.

And Ryanair will once again be giving away race day tickets on its social media pages in the build-up to the festival, so racing fans should follow Ryanair on Facebook and Twitter, and book their low fare Cheltenham seats on Ryanair.com.

Ryanair’s Robin Kiely said:

“We’re under starter’s orders for the 2017 Cheltenham Festival with just four weeks to go and racing fans are booking Ryanair flights in record numbers once more. We’ll carry over 22,000 punters to and from Cheltenham, all on the lowest fares, and we’ve scheduled over 120 flights to and from Birmingham, Bristol and East Midlands, including 38 extras.

All eyes will be on the Grade 1 Ryanair Chase, which takes place on Thursday, 16th March and as the official airline of the Cheltenham Festival, we’ll be hoping for even more Irish winners this time around. Racing fans can snap up the last seats to Cheltenham on the Ryanair.com website.”