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‘People will see smaller airports like ours are not as congested and will flock to us’

Chief of Ireland West Airport and customers flying high as business takes off after closure, writes Eavan Murray

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Mary McDonnell has been working in the shop at Ireland West Airport in Mayo Knock for 17 years. Photo Conor McKeown

Mary McDonnell has been working in the shop at Ireland West Airport in Mayo Knock for 17 years. Photo Conor McKeown

Construction workers Brendan O’Sullivan and Martin Munnelly from Belmullet, Co Mayo flying home from London. Photo Conor McKeown

Construction workers Brendan O’Sullivan and Martin Munnelly from Belmullet, Co Mayo flying home from London. Photo Conor McKeown

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Mary McDonnell has been working in the shop at Ireland West Airport in Mayo Knock for 17 years. Photo Conor McKeown

When the Covid-19 pandemic hit Ireland in March 2020, flights were grounded and our island nation saw all air travel ground virtually to a halt.

It was an absolute disaster. It was a horror show,” says Joe Gilmore, the managing director of Ireland West Airport.


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