Over 20,000 Cheltenham Racing Fans To Fly Ryanair

13 Feb 2018

Ryanair, Ireland’s favourite airline and the official carrier of the Cheltenham National Hunt Festival, today (13 Feb) announced that it will carry over 20,000 racing fans to and from the 2018 Cheltenham Festival, all on the lowest fares, with just 4 weeks to go.

Ryanair has scheduled 46 extra flights and over 170 flights in total to and from Birmingham, Bristol and East Midlands for Cheltenham week, kicking off on Tuesday, 13th March, with the highlights being the Grade 1 Ryanair Chase on Thursday, March 15th, and the Cheltenham Gold Cup which takes place on Friday, 16th March.

Ryanair’s Kenny Jacobs said:

“We’re under starter’s orders for the 2018 Cheltenham Festival with just four weeks to go and racing fans are booking Ryanair flights in record numbers once more. We’ll carry over 20,000 punters to and from Cheltenham, all on the lowest fares, and we’ve scheduled over 170 flights to and from Birmingham, Bristol and East Midlands, including 46 extras.

All eyes will be on the Grade 1 Ryanair Chase, which takes place on Thursday, 15th 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.”