Ireland West Airport Knock will temporarily suspend all of its operations from Monday March 30.
Ryanair suspended its services to and from the airport on March 23, and Aer Lingus will temporarily cease its service between Knock and Gatwick from Sunday March 29, which has prompted the airport's to suspend operations and temporarily lay off staff from March 30.
The Irish Times quotes Ireland West Airport Knock managing director Joe Gilmore as saying, "Due to the severe impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the decision of the airlines to temporarily suspend passenger flights, it is with regret that we have to place staff on temporary lay-off from Monday March 30th in order to safeguard the long-term future of the airport and the health and welfare of our staff.
"We anticipate that this lay off will be a short-term measure and that business can resume as soon as possible."
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