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25 Percent Hike in Helicopters Landing at Galway Races this Year Compared to 2016

The number of helicopters landing at the Galway Races was up by 25 per cent this year compared to last year.

According to today’s Irish Times 150 helicopters landed at Ballybrit racecourse over race week, last month, and that’s up 30 on last year’s figures.

However, this is still almost 80 percent below 2007 figures, when 700 helicopters landed during race week, with almost 300  flights taking place on Ladies’ Day alone, in 2007.

Executive Flights from Galway Docks to the Racecourse this year cost €350 per person for a return journey, or €250 one-way.

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