Donegal Airport is to receive €586,604 in capital support.
The allocation to the airport at Carrickfin is part of an overall €17M cash injection to support regional airports.
Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Jack Chambers, made the funding announcement today as he visited Shannon Airport as part of his ministerial responsibility for aviation.
Part of the funding will be allocated for improved security at regional airports including Donegal.
This security screening technology allows both electronic devices and liquids to be left in hand luggage for screening, expediting the whole security screening process and enhancing the overall passenger experience at airports.
Another airport used by many Donegal passengers, Ireland West (Knock) Airport received a funding allocation of €5,000,541 towards upgrading its services and facilities.
Minister Chambers said “Today’s announcement is a very positive day for the sector and demonstrates Government’s sustained commitment to the aviation sector, with 2023 promising to be a year of growth and increased connectivity at our regional airports.
“This funding announcement will also support similar projects across Donegal, Knock and Kerry airports. While Cork Airport is not eligible for supports under the Programme in 2023, €6m is being provided, in principle, to the airport for the commencement of a significant CAT 3 security screening project in 2023. The project is currently being assessed by the Department in line with the Public Spending Code.
“To date, Government has provided funding to support projects employing this CAT 3 security screening technologies at Shannon, Donegal, and Kerry airports, with Ireland West Airport (Knock) receiving approval today for this security screening technology as part of their funding allocation under the Regional Airports Programme.”