- Galway Airport
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name = Galway Airport
nativename = Aerphort na Gaillimhe
IATA = GWY
ICAO = EICM
type = Public
operator = Corrib Airport Limited
elevation-f = 81
elevation-m = 25
coordinates = Coord|53|18|01|N|008|56|28|W|type:airport
website = [http://www.galwayairport.com/ www.galwayairport.com]
metric-rwy = Yes
r1-number = 08/26
r1-length-f = 4,003
r1-length-m = 1,220
footnotes = Source: Irish AIP at EUROCONTROL [ [http://www.ead.eurocontrol.int/publicuser/protect/pu/main.jsp EAD Basic] ]
Galway Airport Airport codes|GWY|EICM, or "Aerphort na Gaillimhe" in Irish, is located at
Carnmore9 km north of GalwayCity in Irelandand is managed by "Corrib Airport Limited". Since 1998 to 2004 Galway airport doubled its passenger numbers, carrying 230,106 passengers in 2004 and in November of 2007 it passed the 300,000 mark. It now handles well over 300,000 passengers each year, with over 22,000 air traffic movements annually. On the 8th of Oct 2007 Galway Airport welcomed its 2 millionth passenger. Galway Airport is Ireland's fastest growing airport with passenger numbers to increase by 400% this year from 1998.
In recent years there has been an increase in the volume of private charters,
NetJetsbeing one of the more notable frequent visitors. Fact|date=January 2008
From May 2008 Nex Aviation will operate jet services to
Amsterdam, Bordeaux, Faroand Malaga, under the Aer Arann franchise with a BAe 146, 100 seater jet aircraft. All services will go via Waterford Airport.
Airlines and destinations
Aer Arann(Amsterdam, Bordeaux [seasonal] , Dublin, Edinburgh, Faro [seasonal] , London-Luton Airport, Lorient, Malaga [seasonal] , Manchester, Waterford)
Previous Airlines and destinations
Flybe( Southampton, Birmingham, Belfastended 2008)
The airport is located 6 km by road from Galway city centre. There is very little
public transportwith a single daily bus serving the airport. Taxis are available outside the terminal building.
21 February 2007, the Irish Governmentannounced that it was giving €6.3 million in capital grant money for Galway Airport. Fact|date=January 2008
Galway Flying Club is located at the airport and operates extensively at the weekends. The club opererates
Cessna 172(EI-MCF and EI-NFW) and Cessna 152(EI-BIB) aircraft, along with many privately owned aircraft. The club provides instruction and the use of its aircraft for Private Pilot Licenses and student pilots.
Executive Helicopters also provide helicopter training at the airport in their hangar.
* [http://www.galwayairport.com/ Galway Airport]
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