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Ireland West Airport In Mayo Is Getting A €15 Million Upgrade

By Lovin Media

November 20, 2017 at 5:38pm

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Mayo's Knock Airport has bagged itself a brand new overhaul - with a €15 million facilities investment set to transform the airport over the next three years.

Work on the site has commenced already, with everything from car park resurfacing to passenger facilities to terminal upgrades on the agenda. 

The full list of work set to go ahead has been listed on the Airport's Facebook page

The post states:

''Work has commenced on a €15m facilities investment plan aimed at transforming the Airport over the next three years. The investment strategy will see investment in new passenger facilities, terminal upgrades and infrastructural works across the airport facility and runway.

By the end of the first quarter of 2018 almost €4m worth of major infrastructural projects, to improve the operational efficiency and to upgrade and enhance the airports facilities and services, will have been completed.

Projects to be completed between 2017 and 2019 include:

• Resurfacing of Car Park Zone 5 resulting in 250 permanent surfaced car park spaces less than five minutes walk from the terminal  

• Major upgrade of existing car park equipment to the latest state of the art equipment including the introduction of a number plate recognition system 

• Construction and re-modelling of new toilet facilities at the airport 

• Covered aircraft passenger boarding stairs for passengers boarding and disembarking aircraft  

• Re-modelling of immigration and arrivals area creating increased circulation space for arriving passengers 

• Upgrading to new flight information display screens across the airport terminal  

• Upgrade and replenishment of ground handling equipment and safety and response vehicles 

• Enhancements to the airport retail and catering facilities 

• Construction of a new Tourist Welcome Centre adjacent to the arrivals area 

• Introduction of new digital display screens throughout the airport facility 

• Remodelling of departures area creating additional seating capacity and upgrading of furniture 

• Upgrading of the existing runway instrument landing system (ILS) enabling enhanced navigation for pilots 

• A full resurfacing of the airport’s 2,400m runway including taxiways and an upgrade of lighting system to LED''

The project is set to be finished sometime in 2019. 

For more information on the project and an update on the work yet to come, you can visit their website

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