€504,750 in funding for Knock Airport

Mayo TD Alan Dillon today welcomes news that that Government has agreed an additional €1.6 million funding package for the regional airports including Ireland West Airport Knock and Kerry

Today’s investment represents an important step for Government in the process towards the ‘greening’ of Irish Airports.’

Deputy Dillon said ‘I am delighted to welcome €504,750 in funding for Knock Airport (Ireland West) to support the Master Plan for Carbon Reduction at Knock Airport and an extensive vehicle replacement programme. This will see vehicles being replaced by electric models.  This funding represents a strong commitment by Government to help Ireland’s regional airports move towards carbon neutrality.’


The Fine Gael TD added “Replacement vehicles include electric aircraft tugs, baggage conveyors, special assistance passenger transport vehicles, an incident support vehicle, an airfield patrol vehicle, a runway maintenance vehicle, a rescue vehicle, and hybrid ground power units.  Funding towards an electric aircraft refueler is also being provided”.

“I have highlighted the devastating impact of the global pandemic on our regional airports in particular Ireland West Airport Knock, but thankfully Government remain committed to ensuring that the aviation sector can maintain the necessary core capability to retain strategic connectivity. Knock airport is an essential hub for communities and businesses in Mayo and indeed the west and I will continue to ensure Government provides the necessary supports.