Knock tipping record Christmas at airport

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Ireland West Airport is expecting to have a record Christmas period, with 30,000 passengers passing through its doors.

Traffic at the 30-year-old airport is expected to be up by almost 10% compared to last Christmas.

Airlines have added extra flights in the last few days to cater for the increased demand for flights both to and from the West of Ireland with flights from East Midlands, Edinburgh, London, Manchester, Birmingham and Liverpool most in demand. 

December 23 is expected to be the busiest day before Christmas with almost 2,500 passengers passing through the airport.

Joe Gilmore, Managing Director, Ireland West Airport Knock, said:

Joe Gilmore of Knock airport

He said this year was memorable for the airport with a visit from US Vice President Joe Biden, a late night homecoming for rugby PRO12 champions Connacht, the airport’s first ever 5km runway run for the public, and the airing of UTV Ireland documentary series, ‘The Airport Up in Knock’, which was watched by almost 1.5 million people.

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