High passenger numbers to Knock Airport may signal an improving economy in the West

It’s been claimed that the rise in visitor numbers passing through the Ireland west airport is a sign of an improving economy west of the Shannon.

The airport, based at knock in Mayo, recorded passenger numbers in excess of 750,000 for the very time this year and the airport also announced a new summertime route to Palma Majorca.

It’s hoped that the airport, which currently connects the west of Ireland to a number of destinations in the UK and Europe will be expanding its roster of flights over the next 12 months

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Donal Healy, head of marketing at the airport, says all signs are pointing to a major economic recovery in this region :