Published on August 16th, 2018 | by Mark Dwyer


Ireland West Airport Knock Upgrade Works

Work has recently been completed on phase 1 of the airports €15m facilities investment plan aimed at further improving the customer experience for passengers and transforming the airport over the next three years – you can watch the video to see phase 1 of completed works below.

Over €4.5m has been invested in the first phase of improvements at Knock Ireland West Airport.  These have been underway for the past 18 months covering new passenger facilities, terminal upgrades and infrastructural works across the airport facility and runway. The local economy has benefited from this latest programme of developments with local contractors and suppliers from across the region being utilised where possible to carry out the works creating much needed jobs in the West.

Still to come is a comprehensive West/North West Visitors’ Centre, which the airport says will have comprehensive content Donegal. Head of Marketing Donal Healy says Donegal County Council is now one of the airport’s partners, and that reflects the important links between the county and the airport

Phase 2 of the airport transformation programme has commenced in the last few weeks and will involve the completion of the following major projects over the coming 18 months.

  • Opening of a new state of the art Visitor Discovery Centre in the terminal building
  • Upgrading of Hold Baggage Screening equipment to comply with industry regulation
  • Remodeling and upgrading of the airport departures area
  • Upgrading of Air Traffic Control equipment
  • Rehabilitation of the airports 2,400 metre long runway and upgrading of Instrument Landing System
  • Further upgrade and enhancement works to the airport car park

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Mark is an airline pilot flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor, Type Rating Examiner and Base Training Captain on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He is also an instructor and EASA Examiner on single engines and a UK CAA Examiner. He flies the Chipmunk for the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF). Mark became the Chairman of the National Microlight Association of Ireland (NMAI) in 2013 and has overseen a massive growth in the organisation. In this role he has worked at local and national levels. In 2015, Mark won ‘Upcoming Aviation Professional Award’ at the Aviation Industry Awards sponsored by the IAA. Mark launched this website back in 2002 while always managing the website, he has also been Editor and Deputy Editor of FlyingInIreland Magazine from 2005 to 2015.

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