Local Airports to benefit from operational support funding

Ireland West Airport Knock, as well as airports in Donegal and Kerry, are to benefit from government funding of €6m in operational support.

This is in addition to €21m funding announced for regional airports for 2021.

The allocations are part of an €80m support package for the overall aviation sector.

Meanwhile, this morning (Wednesday), representatives of the three regional airports will appear before the Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications (at 11:30am) as it continues its discussions on the crisis facing the aviation sector.

Sligo/Leitrim Deputy Marian Harkin says the Independent Group, of which she is a member, had submitted a motion for debate this morning.

And she adds she has little doubt but that this hastened the government’s announcement on the latest funding for the regional airports.