Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Questions (235)

Imelda Munster

Question:

235. Deputy Imelda Munster asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the allocation by airport of funding allocated to local airports in 2017, 2018 and 2019. [27076/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The following table sets out the total amount of current and capital Exchequer funding by airport under the Regional Airports Programme in 2017 and 2018:

Exchequer funding under Regional Airports Programme (€)

2017

2018

Donegal Airport

667,874

896,042

Ireland West Airport Knock

3,199,355

4,176,105

Kerry Airport

1,657,991

2,385,694

Waterford Airport

0

750,000

In relation to 2019, the Capital allocations to regional airports were announced earlier this month and are provided to three of the regional airports as follows

Donegal - €884,912

IWAK - €5,761,738

Kerry - €2,208,911

In addition to the above, the four regional airports will receive support for operational expenses in 2019. The available budget this year is approximately €4m. Airports will be invited to make claims in this regard but the breakdown of provision by airport will not be available until payments have been made (typically in December of each year).