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Flybe axe Shannon-Glasgow route

FLYBE has announced it will be discontinuing its Shannon to Glasgow service.

In January of this year the airline announced the Glasgow-Shannon route would be starting in May. Flights operated on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday and around 10,000 passengers were expected to use the service in 2013.

In a statement Flybe outlined its position; “The airline can confirm that its two routes from Glasgow to Paris Charles de Gaulle (currently operated via Cardiff) and Cardiff will be withdrawn with effect from January 19, 2014, together with its service to Shannon that will end on January 5, 2014. Flybe can also confirm that its summer only route from Edinburgh to Knock in the west of Ireland is being withdrawn.

“Passengers affected by these changes are being contacted and will be offered an alternative Flybe flight or a full refund on their ticket.”

Flybe were loss making in 2012 and despite returning to profits in 2013, they have announced plans to cut 500 jobs.

Shannon is one of 30 routes being pulled under its rationalisation plans.

A spokesperson for Shannon Airport said; “In an otherwise successful year this has been the only downside from a routes perspective and we are examining options for the resumption of the route.”

It’s understood that the route performed well during the summer season, but struggled at other times.

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