Saturday 20 October 2018

Ryanair lays on extra Copenhagen flights as Ireland fans book up seats for big game

Ireland supporters will invade Copenhagen next month
Ireland supporters will invade Copenhagen next month

Ryanair has added extra flights to Copenhagen because of the phenomenal demand from Ireland supporters heading to the Danish capital for the World Cup play-off.

The airline's only flight out from Dublin to Denmark the day before the match sold out hours after Ireland were drawn against the Scandinavians on Tuesday afternoon.

The Boys in Green will take on the Danes in the Parken Stadium on Saturday, November 11, with the return leg taking place at the Aviva Stadium on Tuesday, November 14.

Ryanair has added flights and also changed the time of its Saturday service to ensure fans make it to the game on time.


A spokesperson for the carrier told the Herald that the new flights were selling out fast.

"Due to phenomenal demand from Irish football fans, Ryanair has scheduled four extra flights, departing Dublin at 08.20 on Friday, November 10, and 07.05 on Saturday, November 11, and returning from Copenhagen at 12.00 and 19.15 on Sunday, November 12," he said.

"We have also rescheduled our existing flight on Saturday, November 11, to depart Dublin at 08.25 so fans can arrive in plenty of time for kick-off."

Last night, Ryanair flights to Copenhagen ranged between €175 and €199 with return flights on the Sunday at €199.

Meanwhile, Ireland season ticket holders snapped up pre-sale tickets from Ticketmaster yesterday morning in minutes after the FAI released a limited number for the home game.

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