Ireland West Airport Knock recorded another major milestone last month experiencing its busiest ever month of September, with a total of 64,011 passengers passing through the airport terminal. Passenger numbers using the airport's seven UK services increased by 10 per cent, while numbers using continental European services to such destinations as Alicante, Malaga, Faro, Tenerife, and Lanzarote increased by 12 per cent, contributing to a record month for the airport.
All of the airport's main airline partners, Flybe, Are Lingus, and Ryanair, showed an increase in passenger numbers and more importantly strong increases in load factor during the month.
Commenting on the record numbers for September, Joe Gilmore, managing director Ireland West Airport, said: “We are delighted to have recorded our busiest month of September in the airport's history. It’s another very proud milestone to reach and further demonstrates that passengers are increasingly choosing the convenience of flying from their regional airport. The double digit growth in particular on our UK services is most welcome, and research carried out during the summer has highlighted the airport's location as the central access point to the Wild Atlantic Way as a key reason for the increasing numbers of UK tourists visiting the West of Ireland."