Donegal Airport is set to receive almost €900,000 in funding for new safety, security and sustainability systems.
The capital investment comes under the Regional Airports Programme 2021-2025.
Joe McHugh, TD for Donegal said: “I am pleased to welcome this morning’s announcement that Donegal Airport is to receive €876,525 in capital funding from the Department of Transport.
“We all know the importance and benefit of Donegal Airport to our County and the north-west region, and the exceptional quality standards and service they provide in Carrickfinn is to be commended.”
Each airport received the amount of funding requested for their respective projects, with some of the projects being supported incorporating valuable climate benefits, while other projects funded include new safety and security systems which incorporate more energy efficient and recyclable components. This year’s allocation has also taken climate objectives into account for the first time, representing an important step in the process towards the ‘greening’ of our Airports.
“This investment reinforces the importance and value that this Government places on the role of our Regional Airports in supporting tourism and jobs, and this funding is essential in ensuring Carrickfinn has the sufficient support needed to continue providing their important services, particularly with the impacts of Covid19 on this industry,” concluded McHugh.
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Donegal TD, Charlie McConalogue, today welcomed the announcement and said: “Continued investment in Donegal Airport is essential for the infrastructure of Donegal and is much welcomed news to keep this fantastic facility operating fully. In a post-pandemic world this airport will continue to be an important point of entry for tourists to our beautiful county.”