The Government has said it will provide over €23 million in funding to Dublin, Cork, Shannon, Knock, Kerry and Donegal airports.
As part of an €80m package of supports that was announced for Irish aviation last November, the Government gave a commitment to securing EU approval for a €26 million scheme to help compensate airports for the damage caused by Covid.
Of this amount, €20 million is being provided to State airports – Dublin, Cork and Shannon.
The remaining €6 million is being provided, in two phases, to the airports of Knock, Kerry and Donegal.
Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Hildegarde Naughton said that Shannon and Cork airports are also eligible for funding under the Covid-19 Regional State Airports Programme, with a total budget of over €32m in 2021.
"Earlier this week, as part of this Programme, I announced €10 million in Exchequer funding for a significant runway reconstruction project at Cork Airport," she said.
Minister Naughton said this funding has been allocated on a pro-rata basis with reference to passenger numbers in 2019.
Dublin airport will get almost €18 million euro, while Ireland West (Knock) gets the second largest amount of €1.9million, and Shannon airport is due to receive €920,000.