Air services

Air services to double at Shannon Airport

Pictured from left: Declan Lynch, Airport Police Firefighter; Amanda Orpen, Retail Sales Assistant, Shannon Duty Free; Isabel Harrison, B2B manager, aeronautical development; Brian Maloney, Airport Research Unit, APFS Screening Supervisor; Maureen Lynn, Airport Search Unit Officer, Screening; Philip O’Dea, airport police firefighter.

AIR services at Shannon Airport are set to double from eight to sixteen in time for the lifting of the ban on non-essential travel on July 19 with a significant increase in destinations, services and frequencies.

Ryanair currently operates eight services from Shannon which resumed on June 15 to Barcelona-Reus, Stansted, Gatwick, Kaunas, Krakow, Wroclaw, Warsaw-Modlin and Manchester. Eight other services will start to sunny destinations, including Corfu, a new route announced, and Faro, Lanzarote, Malaga, Palma and Tenerife. With additional new itinerary to be announced shortly.

In total, a total of 72 weekly flights will pass through Shannon until the end of October. Ryanair will also start operating a new service from Turin from December to tap into the winter ski market.

Welcoming the additional service, Shannon Group CEO Mary Considine said: “The reopening of international travel is a very important step forward not just for Shannon Airport, but for the thousands of jobs and businesses along of the Wild Atlantic Way and the Midwest, which depend on these services to support their operations.

“With the introduction of the EU Covid digital certificate, as well as the roll-out of the vaccination programme, which is moving forward, there is a real sense of optimism in the air. While we have a long way to go to bring airport passenger numbers back to near 2019 levels, it is important to recognize these milestones on our journey to recovery and rebuilding our business.

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“Ahead of the reopening of international travel, we are launching a two-pronged marketing strategy with targeted radio, posters, print advertising, digital marketing and social media to welcome passengers back to the Shannon Airport and promote our air services,” said Considine.