Shannon set to score again as summer season launched

Summer at Shannon has officially kicked in with the airport looking forward to a bumper season again this year.

In all the airport will this summer serve 35 destinations across 11 countries as it continues the momentum set last year when Shannon achieved significant growth, particularly in the summer period.

Summer 2015, according to Shannon Group plc Chief Commercial Officer Andrew Murphy, will further highlight the growing demand for inbound and outbound services through Shannon.

“We are in April and there is already a summer feel here, not just because of the sunshine but because we are seeing a major pick up in passenger numbers.

“Over the course of the summer we will see a 6% increase in capacity on US services, with Delta extending its season on JFK New York and American Airlines increasing its capacity by 58% on Philadelphia services.

“We look set to repeat last year’s fantastic summer season on European services as well.  The great thing about European services nowadays at Shannon is that they are very well balanced between inbound and outbound so that’s a major dividend for tourism in this region.”

Shannon Airport Operations Manager Niall Maloney said that the Wild Atlantic Way project is delivering significantly also.  “The launch last year of the Wild Atlantic Way is a huge boost to the region and we will see its impact grow again this year.  It’s a huge additional asset in terms of attracting tourists here and it’s only right that we would have had all our new services in place last year and regained again this year to facilitate this demand.

“Aside from our tourism offering, we are also playing a key role in supporting business in this region and our links with the UK and US are key here in particular.”

Ends

Shannon 2015 summer season destinations:

US Services

  • USA –transatlantic services to Boston, Chicago, Newark, New York and Philadelphia

UK Services

  • UK – services to Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Stansted and Birmingham

European Services

  • France – services to Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Poitiers, Toulouse, Nice, Lourdes and Nantes
  • Spain – Alicante, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Malaga, Palma, Reus and Tenerife
  • Croatia – Dubrovnik
  • Lithuania – Kaunas
  • Portugal – Faro
  • Switzerland – Zurich
  • Germany- Berlin and Munich
  • Turkey- Izmir
  • Poland- Krakow, Warsaw and Wroclaw
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