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New marketing strategy underway as air services at Shannon Airport set to double

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* Shannon Airport Campus employees are delighted to welcome passengers back to the airport on July 19, when restrictions on international travel are lifted. Pictured left: Declan Lynch, airport police firefighter; Amanda Orpen, Retail Assistant, Shannon Duty Free; Isabel Harrison, B2B Manager, Aviation Development; Brian Maloney, Airport Search Unit, APFS Control Supervisor; Maureen Lynn, Airport Search Unit Officer, Control; Airport police firefighter Philip O’Dea.

Air services at Shannon Airport are expected to double from eight to sixteen in time for the lifting of the non-essential travel ban on July 19 with an 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 towards the Holiday Sunspots, including the recently announced route from Corfu and Faro, Lanzarote, Malaga, Palma and Tenerife. With a new additional route to be announced shortly.

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

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

“With the introduction of the EU’s Covid digital certificate, as well as the roll-out of the vaccination program, which is moving forward, there is a real sense of optimism in the air. Although we still have a long way to go to bring the number of passengers at airports back to levels comparable to those of 2019, it is important to recognize these milestones on our way to recover and rebuild our business ”, added the Lissycasey woman.

She confirmed that a new marketing strategy will be launched in anticipation of the reopening of international travel. “In preparation for the reopening of international travel, we are launching a two-pronged marketing strategy with targeted radios, posters, press advertisements, digital and social media marketing to welcome passengers back to the airport. of Shannon and promote our air services ”.

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