Passenger increase at Knock Airport

Passenger numbers through Ireland West Airport Knock are continuing to increase.

The first 3 months of this year saw 113,000 people travelling through the Mayo airport – which is a 13% increase on the same period last year.

Managing director Joe Gilmore says there’s increased demand particularly on flights to and from the UK – partly due to the sterling rate.

Mr Gilmore says they’re looking forward to a busy Summer season, following on from one of the busiest-ever Easter weekends.

He has also welcomed the announcement earlier by Minister Michael Ring of a grant of almost 250,000 euro towards vital security equipment for the airport.

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