Ryanair is to suspend all flights to and from Ireland West Airport Knock from Midnight on Tuesday and as of Sunday, March 29th Aer Lingus will suspend its London Gatwick service to and from the airport due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Following this confirmation from the airport’s airline partners, as of Monday, March 30th airport operations will be temporarily suspended until further notice.
“It is with regret that we have had to place staff on temporary lay-off from Monday, March 30th in order to safeguard the long term future of the airport and the health and welfare of our staff. We anticipate that this ‘lay off’ will be a short-term measure and that business can resume as soon as possible,” a statement from the airport said on Monday.
“We are confident that we can overcome this crisis and that both the airport and region will come back stronger than ever with the support from our communities both here and abroad,” said airport Chairman Joe Gilmore.