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Ryanair launch eight new Shannon routes

Ryanair has announced eight new routes facilitating 300,000 additional passengers per year from Shannon Airport. The new services will begin in April 2014 and include routes to Berlin, Paris, Warsaw, Nice, Fuerteventura, Krakow, Faro and Munich as well as increased services on the Shannon to Stansted route. The announcement comes after the Government’s abolition of the travel tax in Budget announced last week. Details of the new flights were announced at a conference in Shannon Airport, hosted by Michael Cawley, deputy chief executive and chief operating officer of Ryanair, this Thursday. Shannon Airport Authority chairman, Rose Hynes and airport chief executive officer, Neil Pakey were also be in attendance. Deputy Joe Carey acknowledged the new deal would deliver a significant boost to passenger numbers at Shannon and would also have a positive knock-on impact on tourism-related enterprises in Clare. Following the introduction of independence at Shannon Airport in January, he pointed out passenger numbers from the United States were up …

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