Ireland West Airport Knock will receive funding of €1,353,859 under the annual Public Policy Remit Operational Expenditure Subvention (PPR-O) Scheme for 2020.
The programme provides for exchequer support to contribute towards the operational costs associated with air traffic control, safety and security at the airport.
Ireland West Airport Knock Chairman Statement
In a statement published on Ireland West Airport Knock's website, the airport's chairman, Arthur French, said, "We wish to acknowledge Minister Eamon Ryan, TD, and Minister Hildegarde Naughton, TD, for the continued support received from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport in awarding this funding to the airport. We also wish to thank our local public representatives and local authority stakeholders for their ongoing support for the airport through this unprecedented period. This funding will serve to go part of the way to subventing the close to €4 million losses the airport is forecasting this year as a result of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. We also await further positive developments following government's recent announcement of additional operational funding for regional airports as part of the Aviation Recovery Programme."
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