Knock Airport



    Ireland West Airport Knock will close tomorrow.

    Due to severe weather warnings in Ireland and the UK, Aer Lingus, Flybe and Ryanair have  cancelled all flights due to operate tomorrow, Friday.

    As a result, Knock Airport will remain closed tomorrow, and will reopen for full operation – weather permitting – on Saturday morning at 7am.

    For the latest information, passengers are advised to contact their airline.


  • The eyes of the world will be on Knock Shrine for the best part of two hours on Sunday next, when Pope Francis visits the Marian Shrine, and it’s a wonderful opportunity to put the location on the international stage. That’s according to the Chief Executive of Mayo county council Peter Hynes.

     Council staff havebeen working with Fr Richard Gibbons and staff at Knock Shrine in the last number of months preparing for the occasion, even before the visit was officially announced.

    Mr Hynes told Midwest News today about the unique opportunity the Papal visit to Knock presents for the county.

    More than a thousand dinners will be served on Sunday at the only hotel in Knock village, Knock House Hotel.

    Hotel Manager Brian Crowley, says it’s a very exciting time for everyone in Knock – businesses and the local community.

  • A Mayo Sinn Fein councillor has welcomed the commissioning of the MAN’s (Metropolitan Area Network) at knock Airport.

    The MAN’s are State-Owned telecoms networks which consist of carrier-neutral telecoms duct and fibre optic cable rings linking main commercial and public buildings to “co-location centres”.

    Telecommunications operates locate their equipment in these co-location centres and access the MAN’s network.

    Charlestown based Sinn Fein Cllr. Gerry Murray has weclomed the commissioning of this MAN’s, even if it has taken ten years to switch it on.

  • Ryanair pilots are on strike this morning.

    The airline has cancelled 30 of 290 scheduled flights between Ireland and the UK - but has already alerted affected customers.

    The company says if customers have NOT received notifications - they should travel as normal to their departure airport.

    The strike action is not believed to be affecting any Ryanair flights at Ireland West Airport Knock.



  • Ryanair has suspended its flights from Ireland West Airport Knock to both Lanzarote and Tenerife from early January to the end of March 2020.

    This is due to the airline's decision to close a number of bases in the Canary Islands - because of a shortage of aircraft, as all Boeing 737 Max aircraft are still grounded.

    Passengers who had booked to travel on flights from Knock to Tenerife or Lanzarote between 2nd Januar and 29th March are being offered flights from alternative airports, or a full refund.

    Donal Healy, Marketing Manager at Ireland West Airport Knock says it's a disappointing development, as both the Lanzarote and Tenerife services are very popular with passengers travelling from the West of Ireland.

    He told Midwest News that airport management are hoping this suspension of flights is a temporary measure, and that the services to the Canary Islands will return from Knock for next Summer.

  • The latest update from Ireland West Airport Knock – today’s flights are operating with the exception of the Aer Lingus Gatwick flight, which was cancelled earlier.

    There’s a delay on the Luton flight into Knock, but it is expected to operate.

    Looking ahead to tomorrow, due to severe weather conditions in both the Ireland and the UK, Ryanair and Aer Lingus have cancelled tomorrow’s flights into and out of Knock Airport.

    So the Aer Lingus flight to and from London Gatwick is cancelled again tomorrow, as well as the Ryanair flights to and from Liverpool, the morning and evening flights to and from Stansted, and the East Midlands and Luton flights.

    Airport management are currently awaiting information from Flybe in relation to their services tomorrow to and from Manchester, Edinburgh and Birmingham.

    Passengers who flights are cancelled have the option of applying for a refund or changing their flight for free.