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Busiest September in Ireland West Airport Knock’s History

Busiest September in Ireland West Airport Knock’s History

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%, while numbers using continental European services to Alicante, Malaga, Faro, Tenerife and Lanzarote increased by 12%, contributing to a record month for the airport.

All of the airport’s main airline partners, Flybe, Aer Lingus and Ryanair, showed an increase in passenger numbers and, more importantly, strong increases in load factor during the month.

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.”

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 52 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 42 years.

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