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Ireland West Airport Sees Strongest Quarterly Performance on Record

Ireland West Airport has posted its best ever quarterly performance, with 159,000 passengers passing through its doors during the first three months of this year.

The passenger numbers represented an 18% increase on 2023 passenger numbers and a 6% increase on the previous busiest first quarter, which occurred in pre-Covid 2019, when 143,000 passengers travelled through the Knock-based airport. 

The airport will operate flights to 21 International destinations this summer and is served by three of Europe’s major international airlines, Aer Lingus, Lauda Europe and Ryanair.

Commenting on a strong first quarter, Joe Gilmore, Managing Director, Ireland West Airport commented: “The first quarter of the year has proven to be a very encouraging one for the airport with record numbers choosing the airport for their short breaks and sun holidays. The increased numbers are testament to the expanded route network, increased convenience, and the stress-free nature of using the airport. In particular, the feedback on our new security screening system has been very positive and has further enhanced the passenger experience when using the airport, providing an even more seamless and quality travel experience this summer. We have a great selection of destinations available this summer and look forward to welcoming even more new customers, to experience for themselves the benefits of flying from the airport”.

Geoff Percival
Geoff Percival
Geoff has worked in business, news, consumer and travel journalism for more than 25 years; having worked for and contributed to the likes of The Irish Examiner, Business & Finance, Business Plus, The Sunday Times, The Irish News, Senior Times, and The Sunday Tribune.

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