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A Mayo county councillor has suggested the local authority could waive the rates paid by Ireland West Airport Knock for a period of five years to further support the airport.
Parish priest and rector at Knock Shrine, Fr Richard Gibbons, says the historic announcement of a chartered Aer Lingus flight to carry pilgrims from New York to Knock next August is the first step towards marketing the shrine as a major pilgrim destination to tens of millions of Catholics in the USA.
The first ever transatlantic flight operated by Aer Lingus into Ireland West Airport Knock was announced this morning at a press conference in Knock House Hotel.
`A new report on the future of Ireland West Airport Knock, published yesterday (Thursday), has set an ambitious target to more than double passenger numbers to 1.3 million over the next 10 years.
Flybe has announced it is to operate a new service from Ireland West Airport Knock to Birmingham starting next month.
Ireland West Airport Knock has reacted with dismay to the announcement of the planned decision by Bus Éireann to cut the existing shuttle bus service which operates between Charlestown, County Mayo, and Ireland West Airport Knock. The shuttle bus service serving Ireland West Airport Knock has been added to a list of routes to be axed as Bus Éireann confirmed it is forging ahead with a controversial cost saving plan hitting 99 routes nationwide.
Chairman of Ireland West Airport Knock Liam Scallon this week thanked the region’s public representatives for making representations to the Minister for Transport in relation to securing €285k in grant aid for the airport to subvent its significant operational costs.
The new Kennedy terminal (named after Joe Kennedy, former chairman and honorary president of Ireland West Knock airport’s board of directors) was officially opened by Minister for Transport Noel Dempsey last Friday. The Minister spoke with optimism about the future of an airport which was founded on an “impossible dream” which has become a successful reality.