Aviation

US Preclearance

US Preclearance in Ireland allows US-bound passengers to clear all US entry controls (immigration, customs and agriculture) prior to departure, such that on arrival there they have the same status as passengers arriving from a US domestic airport and thus face no further entry controls.   The US Preclearance facility is a very valuable arrangement for Ireland, as well as being of benefit to the United States.

Minister Ross welcomes announcement of first direct scheduled passenger air service between Ireland and Asia

Thursday 31 August 2017

Speaking about today’s announcement Minister Ross said: “I very much welcome today’s announcement by Cathay Pacific that it has chosen Ireland as one of its new routes direct from Hong Kong from summer 2018. This will be the first ever direct scheduled passenger service between Ireland and anywhere in the Asia Pacific region.

Minister Ross announces €1.94m in capital grants for Regional Airports

Friday 23 June 2017

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross T.D., announced today that he is allocating €1.94m in Exchequer grants under his Department’s Regional Airports Programme to the airports in Donegal, Ireland West Airport Knock, Waterford and Kerry.

This represents the first allocation of support this year for regional airports and the grants will go towards safety and security related projects at the airports that have been approved to date by the Minister.

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