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Flying high: August was Knock Airport's busiest month in history

Traffic to and from the UK is still strong – up 21% on last August.

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IRELAND’S WEST KNOCK Airport said today it recorded its busiest month ever with a total of 102,774 passengers passing through the terminal in August.

This is the first time in the airport’s 28 year history that more than 100,0000 people have used it in a calendar month.

The August landmark follows record numbers in July – an 18% increase on the previous year.

August traffic to and from the UK was up 21% on August 2013, while passenger traffic to and from mainland and continental Europe increased by 16%. The airport’s main airline partners, Flybe, Aer Lingus, Ryanair and Germanwings showed an increase in passenger numbers and record load factors compared to last August.

The airport said it is now on track to have its busiest year yet, expecting passenger numbers to reach 700,000 for the first time.

“It’s a very proud milestone to reach 100,000 passengers in a month and milestones like this demonstrate that passengers are increasingly choosing the convenience of flying from their regional airport when the flights and holidays they want become available and also for those overseas visitors who want to fly directly into the heart of the West of Ireland,” commented Managing Director of the airport, Joe Gilmore.

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