As part of the ongoing Ireland West Airport Transformation programme, work has commenced this week on the resurfacing and upgrading of parts of the airport car parking facilities at Ireland West Airport. In addition, work has also commenced on the carrying out of essential maintenance works in the upstairs Sláinte Restaurant area of the airport.
The works will take place on a phased basis between December 2022 and March 2023 to ensure minimum disruption to passengers and users of the airport during the winter period. The car park enhancement works include new Tarmacadam surfacing to the entirety of Car Park Zone B and resurfacing and reconfiguration works to Car Park Zone C at the airport.
Whilst the works are ongoing, particularly in the airport car park, passengers and members of the public using the airport are advised some airport parking zones will be closed to facilitate the completion of the works, however there will be ample parking spaces available in the other existing areas of the airport car park. The airport wishes to apologise for any inconvenience that may be caused whilst the works are ongoing.
Once completed these works will provide for a further enhanced experience for airport users and provide flexibility to allow the airport to provide increased capacity as we continue to grow passenger numbers.
Joe Gilmore, Managing Director, Ireland West Airport, commented ‘As the airport continues to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, this winter we are pleased to commence works on a number of important construction projects aimed at further improving the airports facilities and services for our customers. The projects, which will be completed using the services of locally based contractors, are planned for completion in time for a busy summer 2023 season. 2022 will see the airport return to 90% of our pre pandemic passenger numbers, with 720,000 passengers expected to use the airport by year end. Next year we are expecting to grow passenger numbers further and to facilitate this expansion we are enhancing and improving areas like our car parks to ensure we continue to provide the very best facilities for our loyal customer base’.
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