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31st January 2010: Racing fans can now fly direct to Cheltenham in fewer furlongs with Aer Arann’s dedicated day return flights to Gloucester airport, located just six miles from the racecourse.

 The flights are available for the 16th , 17th , 18th and 19th March 2010 from €149* return including taxes.

Flights depart Dublin airport at 9.15am each morning returning from Gloucester airport at 8pm that evening. So whether you’re an avid racer planning to travel for the four days or you simply want to catch a day return flight over and back you now have the option!

For even greater convenience and flexibility Aer Arann is also allowing passenger name changes up to 24 hours before departure FREE of charge.

Commenting on the new Cheltenham flight service, Aer Arann Corporate Affairs Director Andrew Kelly said “Cheltenham is one of the biggest dates on the Irish and UK racing calendars. Each year Irish people flock to the racecourse to join in the action and next year will be no different. We recognised the demand for a day return flight option and adjusted our services to meet consumer needs accordingly.

As well as value for money and convenience Aer Arann customers enjoy the benefits of free checked luggage and hand luggage, online or airport check in, shorter check in times and allocated seating, all free of charge.

To make a booking or for further information on all Aer Arann destinations, great value fares and flight times vis it . Alternatively, customers can call the Aer Arann reservations centre on 0818 210 210. For add it ional information vis it .

Please note: * Flight fares do not include airport transfer or racecourse entry.

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