More than €2 million of exchequer funding is to be given to Ireland’s regional airports, including Donegal.
News of the funding for Carrickfin has been welcomed by Donegal TD Dinny McGinley.
“This allocation of €2 million of exchequer funding to regional airports is welcome news for Donegal Airport at Carrickfinn, which should receive a significant percentage. The funding is to be made available under the current Regional Airports Programme.
“This money is crucial for Donegal Airport to develop its business, marketing and promotion potential and enhance the contribution it makes to the regional and local economy.”
H added that an airport in Donegal is important for the development of business, employment and tourism in the county.
“I very much welcome the Government’s recognition of the importance of regional airports.
“Today’s approved funding will bring the total financial supports paid by the Exchequer under the Regional Airports Programme to nearly €13 million in 2014.”