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.