Report: Regional airports under threat

Report: Regional airports under threat

The future of three of the country's regional airports could be under threat due to funding issues, according to a newspaper report today.

Galway, Sligo and Waterford airports are under threat due to a lack of State funding, the Irish Times reported.

Transport Minister Leo Varadkar is to inform the management at these airports shortly that the State does not have sufficient funds to continue subsidising their operations, the report claimed.

Efforts are instead to be focused on supporting other regional airports, including Knock, Donegal and Kerry, which are believed to have a viable future.

However, the report said, management at these three facilities will also be told to cut costs.

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