€1.3 million in funding for Knock Airport

Fiona Heavey

Reporter:

Fiona Heavey

€1.3 million in funding for Knock Airport

Ireland West Airport Knock

Ireland West Airport today (September 14) welcomed the announcement of funding to the amount of €1,314,000 from the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport.

The funding is provided at 75% grant aid level to support Safety and Security Projects under the Regional Airports Programme 2015-2019. The Programme provides for Exchequer support to support various safety and security projects to be carried out at the airport in 2016.

 Joe Kennedy, Chairman, Ireland West Airport said, "We welcome today's announcement of funding by the Minister for Transport, Tourism, and Sport, Shane Ross, TD, which will assist the airport in undertaking important safety and security related projects such as runway lighting, drainage, CCTV runway protection, generator housing, and the upgrade of existing equipment at the airport in 2016. We acknowledge the continued support from Government and look forward to continuing to work with them on a long term commitment & investment to support the Airport’s growth and development plans."