FUNDING of €5,761,738 has been approved for Ireland West Airport, Minister Michael Ring has confirmed this morning.
The airport has been approved capital expenditure (CAPEX) of €4,772,252 and PPR-C (Public Policy Remit-Capital) of €989,486.
The CAPEX funding will be used as follows - €4,734,752 for runway overlay, €18,750 for snow vehicle, and €18,750 for an airside maintenance vehicle.
The PPR-Capital monies will be used for the following - €49,500 CCTV for upgrade, €849,986 for baggage screening upgrade, and €90,000 for fire simulator and training ground upgrade.
Said Minister Ring: “This substantial funding boost will help the airport to continue to develop as a top quality airport for the west and northwest of the country.
“This funding sends a clear message from government that we are supporting Ireland West Airport Knock at every possible opportunity in our aim to drive real economic development for the west and northwest.
“Since 2011, Fine Gael led governments have invested more than €23 million in Ireland West Airport.
“Ireland West Airport is a key international connectivity hub along the Atlantic Economic Corridor area, which aims to maximise the cities and growth towns along the western seaboard to attract jobs and Irish and international investment into the region.”