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Ireland West Airport Knock Expects 75% Decline In Passenger Numbers This Year

By Dave Simpson

Ireland West Airport Knock anticipates that the number of people who pass through it this year will decline by 75% due to the COVID-19 crisis.

"Far-Reaching" Impact

The Irish Times quotes the airport as saying that, while it reopened at the start of July after being closed for 91 days and furloughing staff, "the impact of the pandemic has been far-reaching both in the short and medium term."

The number of people who passed through the airport declined by 350,000 year-on-year during the first seven months of 2020, and the airport is now expecting just over 200,000 passengers in total to pass through it this year, which would be a 75% decline from last year and the lowest number of passengers that the airport has hosted since 2001.

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