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Ireland West Airport is expecting to have its busiest Christmas period in the airport’s 30 year history as thousands of people make their way home for Christmas to the West and North West. Over the Christmas period the airport is expected to handle close to 30,000 passengers, making it the busiest Christmas period in the Airports history with traffic expected to be up by almost 10% compared to last Christmas.
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 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.
Some 14 hours before Galway produced a rapturous reception for Connacht Rugby, the squad landed into Ireland West Airport Knock by charter to an unexpected welcome by some 2,000 fans. It set the tone for the next 24 hours after Connacht fans, some having driven from Westport, waited patiently for the delayed Titan flight.
Some 14 hours before Galway produced a rapturous reception for Connacht Rugby, the squad landed into Knock Airport by charter to an unexpected welcome by some 2,000 fans.
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Growth continues of routes in and out of Ireland West Airport Knock with the announcements of a major expansion of two new year round services by Flybe to Birmingham and Edinburgh which will see 75,000 additional seats at the airport, and Falcon and Thompson will offer Spain's Costa Dorada as a new holiday destination for the summer 2016 season.
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.
The growth potential of rail freight, and the air cargo business to and from the west were highlighted at the Supply Chain Ireland seminar, an initiative of the Irish Exporters Association held at the McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris, recently. Under the theme ‘The Past, Present and Future of the Supply Chain in the West’, expert speakers from businesses, and individuals relating to improving and increasing efficiencies of the supply chain network, addressed the various benefits and challenges exporting manufacturers experience during the course of their daily business.