Some 30,000 people will be welcomed through Ireland West Airport Knock over the Christmas period, making it the busiest festive season in the airport's 32 year history.

This Friday 21st December is set to be the busiest day for arriving passengers, with over 2,500 people expected to touch down at the airport.

Midwest Radio's Mid Morning Show will be broadcast live from the airport on Friday, with local schools and choirs from across the region performing in the arrivals area over the coming days to add to the festive atmosphere.

Passenger numbers for 2018 are set to reach 772,000 for the first time - up 3% on last year's figures.

2019 is expected to be a further year of growth at the airport following the announcement of a new service to Cologne in Germany with Ryanair which starts next June, and the introduction of additional seats on the Ryanair Barcelona and Bristol services.



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