Ireland West Airport Knock CEO: State subsidised airport is ‘enabler’ for regional development

Ireland West Airport Knock CEO Joe Gilmore stated the Government subsidised airport is “value for money” and contributes to regional development. Mr Gilmore said: “We will always argue on the western seaboard, and in the south-west, that airports need to be supported, need to be invested in because they act as the driver and enabler for regional development… Build it and they’ll come. I think the west has a lot to offer. You have to take risks and you have to invest in the right infrastructure”. As previously reported by CAPA, ACI EUROPEand Ryanair have both called for increased investment in regional airports to assist regional tourism growth.