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Recession?Air Travelers 'Go West' in Record Numbers - Over 81,000 passengers use the Airport in August!

Over 81,000 passengers defy the recession and give the thumbs up to
Ireland West Airport Knock as Friday 28th August proves to be the busiest day in the history of the Airport

Ireland West Airport Knock is delighted to announce that August was the busiest month at the Airport in three years as over 81,000 passengers defied the recession and flew to and from Ireland West Knock, with Friday 28th August, proving to be the single busiest day in the Airports history with almost 4,500 passengers alone using the Airport, which reflects the increasing preference amongst passengers to fly direct to and from our region.   Since 2007 passenger numbers through the airport have grown by 13%.

Commenting on the positive news in what’s a very difficult time for the aviation industry, Joe Gilmore, Managing Director, Ireland West Airport Knock said: “Ireland West Knock are delighted to announce that August 2009 was our busiest month in three years and the second busiest month ever in the history of the Airport.  With so much economic uncertainty it was refreshing to see our new terminal full of thousands of people choosing Ireland West Airport Knock as their preferred Airport of choice to travel through.  On behalf of the Airport and its staff I would like to thank the thousands of people who have used our Airport this year for this huge vote of confidence”.

The Airport’s success in gaining market share in Ireland is linked to the fact that more and more people from counties in our wider catchment region such as Westmeath, Longford, Offaly and Cavan are choosing the comfort, convenience and value for money offering of Ireland West Airport Knock over other more congested, difficult to access and high cost airports