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Knock Airport Hosted Record Number Of Passengers In H1 2023

By Dave Simpson
Knock Airport Hosted Record Number Of Passengers In H1 2023

The number of passengers that passed through Ireland West Airport Knock during the period covering January to June of this year was a record 367,000.


According to a statement published on, the airport's passenger number figure for the first half of 2023 made it the busiest six month period in the airport's history.

The passenger number figure for the period was a 24% year on year increase.

The number of passengers that travelled between Knock and the UK during the period increased 18% year on year to more than 300,000.

Statement By Ireland West Airport Knock Managing Director

The statement published on quoted Ireland West Airport Knock managing director Joe Gilmore as saying, "The first six months have proven to be a very strong period for the airport with passenger numbers exceeding pre-pandemic levels for the first time, which is very welcome news. It's been particularly pleasing to welcome so many new customers to the airport in the first six months of the year which is reflected by the very strong numbers travelling on our sun services in particular in the last few months. Following the recent positive announcements by our airline partners Aer Lingus and Ryanair of new services to London Heathrow, Lanzarote and Tenerife, the choice of destinations on offer for customers in the west, north-west, and midlands region this year has never been stronger. These new routes, combined with the stress-free experience and convenience of using the airport we hope, will continue to entice new customers to the airport and experience for themselves the benefits of flying from Ireland West Airport."


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