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Statement in response to aviation related measures announced in budget by MInister for Finance, Michael Noonan


In response to the budget announcement today (Wednesday 5th December 2012) by Finance Minister, Michael Noonan, a spokesman for Ireland West Airport Knock said:

‘We see todays announcement in the budget of measures to facilitate construction of hangars and ancillary facilities at airports in Ireland to attract more aviation business as falling well short of what is required in recognition of the generous supports package being made available to Shannon Airport.  We again repeat our call to Govt for balance and fairness in aviation and to provide a level playing field for Ireland West Airport Knock and engage with the airport strategically in safeguarding the future of the airport’