Ryanair’s announcement this Wednesday that it is to add five routes onto its winter schedule at Shannon has been welcomed as another significant boost for the airport.
Shannon Airport’s winter schedule, which starts at the end of October, will see Ryanair retain its new Paris, Berlin, Fuerteventura, Warsaw and Krakow routes, all of which commenced in April.
In all, Ryanair will operate 10 routes this winter, five more than last year. The other routes operated by the airline across the winter schedule will be Gatwick, Lanzarote, Liverpool, Stansted and Wroclaw.
Shannon Airport CEO, Neil Pakey said, “This is a very important commitment by Ryanair to its Shannon schedule. We are already experiencing a significant upswing in summer passenger numbers thanks to the airline’s nine new routes, which started at the beginning of April.
“A major objective of ours after securing those new summer services was to bolster the winter season and this is a significant move in that regard.”
Also welcoming this latest Ryanair commitment to Shannon, Airport Chairman Rose Hynes said, “We have forged a strong relationship with Ryanair since the airport was made independent and this is making a significant contribution to the re-emergence of Shannon Airport as a catalyst for growth across this region.