No disruption for passengers flying from Knock to Faro

Ireland West Airport Knock says at this point there will be no disruption to passengers flying from the airport to Faro in Portugal.

It’s understood Ryanair has decided to close its base at Faro International Airport in southern Portugal from next year with the loss of at least 120 jobs.

The airline has several flights a week from Knock airport however these flights will not be affected.

Head Marketing & Communications at Ireland West Airport Knock, Donal Healy says as of yet they have received no confirmation from Ryanair that the base will close.

Meanwhile UK-based Ryanair pilots have voted to strike in a row over pay and conditions.

The British Airline Pilots Association has announced two walkouts, one from 22-23 August, while the second strike will be from 2-4 September.

Speaking to our reporter Therese Madden, Mr Healy says as of yet they are unaware of any disruptions to their flights but says he hopes the situation can be resolved.

John Spollen, President of the Irish Travel Agents Association, hopes any strikes can be avoided:

Sligo/Leitirm TD Marc MacSharry says it’s important a resolution is found between stakeholders in the Ryanair pilots dispute for the sake of passengers.