Dillon welcomes funding of €2.18 million for Knock Airport

– Ireland West Airport Knock to receive capital allocation of €2.18million;

– Funding contributes to investment in safety, security and sustainability;

– Part of an €4.78million capital allocation to Regional Airports for 2021.


Mayo Fine Gael TD, Alan Dillon, has welcomed the announcement by the Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Hildegarde Naughton TD, to allocate over €4.78million in capital funding to regional airports.  Ireland West Airport Knock is to receive €2.18million of the funding.  The allocations will contribute towards capital investment in the areas of safety, security and sustainability.

Deputy Dillon said: “Our airports and aviation sector have had an incredibly tough year so investments such as this are more welcome than ever.  As an island, we rely on aviation and maritime sectors more than our European neighbours.  This funding to support capital investments at Knock Airport will help ensure it can bounce back quickly once air travel resumes.”

Deputy Dillon added: “I am conscious much of the funding allocated for aviation has been to support our airports, but more needs to be done to support our airlines.  One method I propose is to incentive airlines to provide greater routes from regional airports versus an over-reliance on Dublin Airport.”