A new route has been announced by Aer Lingus between Bristol Airport and Shannon.
The daily service will start on 3rd April 2014.
The new route compliments the airlines daily service to Dublin, offering even greater availability to Ireland from Bristol.
The move comes as the airline reacts to the Irish Government announcing that it would abolish the controversial air travel tax from next April.
Speaking about the new route, an Aer Lingus spokesperson said “Bristol is one of the UK’s most vibrant cities, and its proximity to Bath, Cardiff, Newport and Gloucester makes it an ideal destination for travelling rugby fans. We expect to carry 25,000 passengers on the Bristol route in the first year of operation.