Knock Airport Establishes link with New York Airport
Ireland West Knock Airport has established a unique new relationship with Stewart International Airport in New York it has been revealed this week.
The aim of the partnership is to form a strategic alliance between the two airports in order to exchange information, and develop air access between both airports.
The agreement was signed at Stewart Airport in Orange County, USA, on Friday and was witnessed by a number of local representatives from Sligo County Council.
In establishing such an alliance, the aim is to develop a cooperative partnership for the purpose of sharing market research data, relevant to developing air service between both airports.
Blaine Gaffney a local Fine Gael Area Representative for Sligo stated, that "In my opinion, this is a major development for the region as a direct transatlantic flight would open up the entire Northwest and Sligo as its capital, for increased investment, jobs and tourism.
"It really would be the kick start which the region needs to grow.
"I look forward to this new transatlantic partnership developing and I hope that in the not to distant future, we will have a viable transatlantic connection on our doorsteps, just like has been developed between Stewart International Airport and Shannon in 2016.
"It must be noted that this partnership has seen 'Norwegian Airlines' launch a new low cost connection between the two airports" concluded Gaffney.
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