Waterford Airport

Waterford Airport Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • If you are not flying in then we offer car rentals from Waterford city as well.
  • Waterford Airport is operated by the Waterford Regional Airport Plc.
  • Waterford Airport is known in Irish as the Aerfort Phort Lairge.
  • Waterford Airport is located in Killowen.
  • There is one seasonal service to France from Waterford Airport.

Waterford Airport Mini Guide

Waterford Airport serves the south east of Ireland. Although it is not a very busy airport we offer car hire options at the airport as this is a convenient point from which to pick up low cost vehicles. Just over 100,000 passengers use Waterford Airport on an annual basis. It is located near the city of the same name in Killowen. With a car you can make the short five and a half mile drive from Waterford Airport to Waterford. This is a relatively recent airport which has only been open since 1981.

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Ten years after the airport opened it was then renovated. There are now plans to further upgrade the airport following a substantial investment in 2007. This is aimed at increasing passenger numbers ten fold. Mostly light aircraft use the airport and there are some flying schools too. Although various airlines have used Waterford Airport over the years the only remaining service is with Aer Arann to destinations such as Lorient, London Luton and Manchester. London Luton is currently the most frequent service with planes flying three times per day on Sundays, Mondays, Thursday and Fridays.

Waterford Airport has two boarding gates, four check in desks and two baggage carousels. It also has services such as free Wi-Fi, duty free shopping and various bars and restaurants. The airport has two hundred car parking spaces, though one of the advantages of hiring a car is that you don't have to worry about finding a space to park. 

view of waterford in ireland

Remember that even if you are not flying in, car hire Waterford is an ideal way to see this city in the south east of Ireland.
 

Latest Update from Waterford Airport:

05/05/12 - If you've booked a flight to Waterford with Aer Arran, don't be surprised to find when you arrive at your departure airport that the flight is now with Aer Lingus. Aer Arran transferred all Waterford routes to Aer Lingus from March this year.

Driving in Waterford Airport

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More than one hundred thousand passengers use Waterford Airport (airport code WAT) on an annual basis and many of them choose car hire at Waterford Airport to get to their next destination. That is because the airport is situated some nine kilometres outside of Waterford City.

Once you are in Waterford then it is easy to get to the capital of the Republic of Ireland, Dublin, as well along the M9 motorway. This regional airport is a hub for local service Aer Arann and it serves the south eastern section of Ireland. Most flights from Waterford Airport go to the UK.

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