A major investment of almost €1million has been announced for Donegal Airport at Carrickfinn today.
The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has granted the financial backing for a series of upgrades.
Donegal Airport, which is the world’s most scenic landing, will receive more than €880,000.
It includes €339,757 for runway apron extension; €343,125 for explosive screening equipment; almost €20,000 for air traffic control systems including beacons; €42,350 for a tow tug; €23,250 for a runway/apron sweeper; €44,325 for vehicle screening equipment; €31,500 for CCTV; and €6,129 for fire safety, among other sums.
The funding boost was welcomed today by Minister Joe McHugh, who said: “This funding comes on the back of almost €1m that was sanctioned last year to cover costs associated with safety and security and continued development.
“Donegal Airport at Carrickfinn is renowned among travel experts and increasingly the public around the world as one of the most beautiful places on the planet to fly in and out of.
“Funding like this will sustain and grow the airport and ensures it lives up to its billing.
“It is brilliant news year on year to see Government support and it compliments the top class standards and quality service from all the staff at Carrickfinn,” Minister McHugh concluded.Tags: