2019 was the busiest year on record at Ireland West Airport with passenger numbers climbing by almost 5% to 807,000 for the first time in the airports history.
The figures represent the fourth consecutive year of record passenger growth at the airport. Ireland West Airport Knock serves 23 International destinations and is served by four of Europe’s major International airlines, Aer Lingus, Flybe, Lauda and Ryanair.
The number of passengers traveling on services to Mainland and Continental Europe hit a new high for the airport, increasing by 20% and despite the ongoing uncertainty over the Brexit situation, the growth in passenger numbers in 2019 was further fuelled by a very strong performance across the range of UK services available at the airport, with numbers travelling to and from the UK increasing by 2% in 2019.
Joe Gilmore Managing Director of the airport told Midwest News today more about the end of the year results and the plans for the facility in 2020 and beyond.