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Shannon recovery taking off with 1.5m using airport in 2022

OVER 1.51 million passengers travelled through Shannon Airport in 2022, 88% of its pre-pandemic transit figures. This strong recovery in the airport’s fortunes came about despite travel still being impacted in the early part of last year. “The accelerated pace of the rebound in air travel from Shannon has exceeded our expectations and shows the pent-up desire for international travel following the lifting of pandemic travel restrictions,” said Shannon Airport Group CEO Mary Considine. European services recovered strongly in 2022 with over 532,000 passengers travelling through Shannon. This actually surpassed 2019 pre-pandemic levels by 7% and was a 225% increase on 2021. Shannon recorded over 638,000 passengers on its UK services in 2022, a 309% increase on the previous year. After an absence of almost two years, transatlantic services returned in March 2022 and saw a strong rebound of almost 240,000 passengers on services to New York (JFK), Boston and Newark. A further boost is expected from May 2023 when …

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1.51 million passengers at Shannon in 2022

SHANNON Airport Group today announced that it had over 1.51 million passengers in 2022, bringing it back to 88% of its pre-pandemic numbers, despite travel still being impacted in the early part of last year. “The accelerated pace of the rebound in air travel from Shannon has exceeded our expectations and shows the pent-up desire for international travel following the lifting of pandemic travel restrictions,” said CEO Mary Considine. European services recovered strongly in 2022 with over 532,000 passengers travelling through Shannon. This actually surpassed 2019 pre-pandemic levels by 7% and was a 225% increase on 2021. Shannon recorded over 638,000 passengers on its UK services in 2022, a 309% increase on the previous year.After an absence of almost two years, transatlantic services returned in March 2022 and saw a strong rebound of almost 240,000 passengers on services to New York (JFK), Boston and Newark. A further boost is expected from May 2023 when a new daily nonstop seasonal service …

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Airport set to welcome 75,000 passengers over next 10 days

WITH no restrictions on travel this year, Shannon Airport is expecting its busiest Christmas since 2019 and anticipates it will welcome almost 75,000 passengers through its doors from now through to New Year’s. Airport staff are preparing to welcome visitors from across the globe over the Christmas season with the renowned Shannon Airport welcome, while the terminal building has been decked with festive decorations which include a 12-foot tree in the arrival’s hall and a life-size Santa sleigh for visitors to sit-in and take memorable photos. Visitors to the airport collecting loved ones and those arriving at Shannon, were met with the sound of carol singing in the arrivals hall by St Senan’s National School (Shannon) this Tuesday. Tomorrow, children from St John’s National School (Shannon) will be performing between 10.15 and 11.45 am. #NEWS 🎄 @ShannonAirport is expecting to welcome almost 75,000 passengers through its doors from now through to New Year’s – busiest Christmas season in three years. …

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Philip’s Shannon-inspired art exhibition takes off in airport

AN exhibition entitled ‘Rineanna/Shannon, Time Past,’ by renowned Clare-based artist Philip Brennan, will run for six weeks in the airport’s transit lounge. The paintings, which were influenced by a collection of photos taken at the airport from the 1930s onwards, depict aircraft from a bygone era and the airport environs. Wings of both metal and feather feature in this series of water colour paintings by the Newmarket-on-Fergus native, due to the airport’s location in the original townland of Rineanna which means “meeting place of the birds”. Speaking about the collection, Philip said, “I have been working on this project since 2018 and am finally delighted to have it completed and on display in the very place it was inspired by. “Since 1974, I have spent a great amount of time in the environs of the airport and have lived nearby since then. “In that time, I’ve done a lot of observation of the bird life at the estuary and the …

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Ryanair adds new route to Liverpool from next March

THE addition of a new Ryanair service to Liverpool from Shannon Airport has been hailed as an excellent tourism opportunity for the region. The new service with Ryanair will operate twice weekly on Fridays and Sundays from March 26 next year and follows news three weeks ago of new Ryanair services to Naples in Italy and Porto in Portugal. It is part of the Shannon Airport Group’s work to build back air services, which has seen considerable success. Welcoming the announcement, Mary Considine, CEO, The Shannon Airport Group said, “This new Liverpool service not alone represents opportunities for passengers from Shannon to travel to an extremely popular city but also represents a tourism opportunity for this region. “Our passengers across the region can take advantage of the convenience of flying from Shannon and jet off to a growing range of destinations as we continue to focus on building back our air services following the pandemic.” Ryanair’s Director of Digital & …

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Shannon Airport management are ‘tough operators’ says O’Leary

RYANAIR Group CEO Michael O’Leary praised the negotiating skills of Shannon Airport’s management when he appeared at the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport & Aviation on Wednesday. In a question to Mr O’Leary Clare TD Cathal Crowe rather casually mentioned that the airline plays “hardball” with Shannon, but the Ryanair boss said the Shannon management wouldn’t easily be rattled.  “Firstly Deputy, nobody hardballs Mary Considine (Shannon Airport group CEO). If anything the hardballing goes in the other direction. The management of Shannon Airport are tough operators,” he said. Looking forward to meeting with Michael O’Leary of @Ryanair at 1:30pm today to discuss further expansion of his airline’s presence at @ShannonAirport pic.twitter.com/MEUeDakSlh — Cathal Crowe T.D. (@CathalCroweTD) November 30, 2022 Mr O’Leary said that Dublin’s domination of Irish aviation is somewhat inevitable. “If you’re talking about international aviation I always like to quote the example of Bristol. Within an hour of it there are ten million people, but there’s one airport. …

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Considine criticised for snubbing councillors over heritage sites

SHANNON Airport Group CEO Mary Considine declined to meet with local councillors to discuss the uncertainty around the transfer of Shannon Heritage sites (including Bunratty Castle and Folk Park) to Clare County Council. In advance of Tuesday’s meeting of Shannon Municipal District independent Gerry Flynn had put forward a motion stating, “I am calling on Shannon Municipal District to contact the CEO of Shannon Airport Mary Considine, and arrange an urgent special meeting with elected members to discuss the serious issues facing employees of the Shannon Heritage sites that are located in our district. “The current situation and lack of engagement and transparency is bringing uncertainty and having a negative impact on the lives of employees and their families.” However the invitation had been rejected prior to Tuesday’s regular November meeting of the Municipal District, and Senior Executive Engineer Anne Griffin provided a written summary of the reasons given. “Commercially sensitive discussions are ongoing between Shannon Group and Clare County …

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One million+ passengers used Shannon in year to September

PASSENGER numbers at Shannon Airport exceeded one million for the first nine months of the year, indicating the strength of its recovery since the easing of Covid-19 restrictions. Up to the end of September of this year 1,050,916 passengers had come through Shannon Airport. This represents 82.4% of the amount it carried in the first nine months of 2019, the last full year before Covid-19 shut down aviation across the world. The percentage would have been even higher had Covid not still been a factor in the early part of 2022. Shannon saw less than half the number of passengers in January 2022 that it did in January 2019, which was a relatively worse performance than in any of the eight months since. In addition, February was the second worst month by comparison with 2019. Shannon Airport Group CEO Mary Considine said it has been a positive year and that routes to Europe and the US have performed very well, …

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