Knock Airport has announced that passenger numbers were more than 177,000 in the first four months of 2008 up 25% on the previous year .
The Airport had it’s busiest Easter on record with 30,000 passengers passing through it’s doors.
Recent additions of new routes to London Gatwick with XL.com, Bristol with Ryanair and Glasgow International with bmibaby have been a significant factor in the growth.
They also announced today that CityJet has been awarded a contract to operate a daily return service between Knock and Dublin Airport, starting 22 July 2008.
This is all very encoutraging news for the County Mayo Airport as it continues efforts to replace the transatlantic service that ran from May to October of last year. 25% growth on other traffic will certainly help to counter the loss of the transatlantic traffic over the coming months.
Major tourist destinations in the West of Ireland like Westport will benefit significantly from the increased traffic through Knock Airport