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Galway tourism is set to benefit from the development of a modern Visitor Discovery Centre being built at Ireland West Airport Knock which will highlight all of the attractions in the west.
Ireland West Airport enjoyed a 14 per cent increase in passenger numbers during the summer period, with more than 360,000 passengers using the airport between June and October. The airport is on track to record the busiest year in its 30 year history, with annual passenger numbers set to exceed 720,000 for the first time in 2016.
Ireland West Airport enjoyed a 14 per cent increase in passenger numbers during the summer period with over 360,000 passengers using the airport between June and October. The airport is on track to record the busiest year in the airport’s 30-year history with annual passenger numbers set to exceed 720,000 for the first time.
Tourism Ireland has teamed up with Flybe and Ireland West Airport Knock, to promote flights to Knock from Manchester, Birmingham, and Edinburgh and grow tourist numbers to the west of Ireland this autumn. The joint campaign will run in Britain during August and September.
Ireland West Airport is stepping up its efforts to boost tourism in the west of Ireland.
Ireland West Airport was delighted to announce that last Friday, it welcomed the 10 millionth passenger to use the airport since it officially opened in 1986. Lorna Conway from Athlone, who was travelling to Edinburgh with Flybe for a wedding with her parents, was the lucky 10 millionth passenger and on checking in for her flight today was greeted with champagne, a specially designed Lily O'Brien gift hamper, and a pair of return flights to Edinburgh, to mark the occasion.
Ireland West Airport recorded a nine per cent increase in passenger numbers in the first quarter of 2016 with some 123,000 passengers using the airport in the first three months of the year. The airport is on track to record the busiest year in its 30 year history, with passenger numbers set to soar to close to 750,000 this year.
Ireland West Airport has announced a very special live gala concert that will take place in the airport's terminal building on Friday May 27 to mark the 30th anniversary of its official opening. The concert is a celebration not to be missed and looks back over 30 years of memories and nostalgia for the airport that critics said ‘should never have been built’.
The Mayo Association World Convention from the April 29 to May 1 taking place in Erris offers something for everyone. Mayo Association Dublin invites people to meet the Canadian Ambassador, His Excellency, Kevin Vickers at the dinner on the Friday evening. Following the dinner, entertainment will be provided by the Sylvan Kelly School of Dancing from Ballina, a supremely talented group of dancers who are the current holders of three world titles and 47 world medals won at the 2016 World Irish Dancing Championships in Glasgow last month.
Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring this week welcomed the announcement of funding in the amount of €760,500 from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport for Ireland West Airport Knock under Funding for Safety and Security Projects at Regional Airports 2015-2019. Minister Ring stated: “This funding is in respect of safety and security projects and are as follows additional fire tender (€535,500), fire station extension (€175,500), and airfield inspection and control vehicle (€49,500).