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Santa meets Hannah McMahon from Drumline, Newmarket On Fergus, Clare who the 11.40 Ryanair Santa Flight from Shannon Airport to the delight of all the children on board to 40 minute flight on Sunday as Ryanair and Shannon Airport joined forces with Santa and his elves to offer free flights to the young and the young at heart to meet with the man himself as a thank you to the people of the midwest. Pic. Brian Arthur/ Press 22.

Santa at Shannon


SHANNON turned into a Christmas haven over the weekend for  4,500  children, who experienced a trip of a lifetime, a meeting with Santa 15,000 feet above sea level.

Shannon Airport and Ryanair teamed up to put on free flights for the children, with the same number also due to fly out next weekend. Before take-off, the children were entertained in the terminal building.

Operation Santa,  which had 10% of seats reserved for children with special needs from the region, marks a new deal between the airline and Shannon for 18 destinations next year, dramatically extending connectivity options for airport users.

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