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Ó Céidigh aims to restore Shannon passenger numbers by 2024

ADDRESSING the Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications, Padraig Ó Céidigh again set out his target for having Shannon back on a pre-pandemic footing by 2024. Mr Ó Céidigh, who is about to take up the position of non executive chair of Shannon Group, said, “The recovery of the aviation sector to pre-pandemic levels is likely to take many years, and it is certain that airports such as Shannon will face much increased competition for new routes during this time. “However, I have set an ambitious target to recover Shannon’s air traffic to 2019 levels by 2024.” He said that achieving this goal is very important for the region. “At the core of the Group is Shannon Airport, which provides essential air connectivity that supports businesses and the livelihoods of thousands of people in the west of Ireland. “Prior to the outbreak of the pandemic, 1.7 million passengers travelled through Shannon Airport. It is important to remember that in early …

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Pádraig Ó Céidigh named new chairman of Shannon Group

The Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan has today announced the appointment of Pádraig Ó Céidigh as Chairperson of Shannon Group. Mr Ó Céidigh is expected to formally take up the three-year appointment following an appearance before the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications. A former Senator, Mr Ó Céidigh is a very successful entrepreneur and held senior management positions in Aer Arann for 26 years. The fact he has extensive experience in aviation and is from Galway will be welcomed by many political figures in Clare, who were anxious that someone with a relevant background and an understanding of the issues facing the west of Ireland be appointed. He takes the position at an extremely challenging time for Shannon, with aviation facing what’s expected to be a slow recovery following the pandemic. Commenting on his appointment, Mr Ó Céidigh said: “Shannon Airport is a vital economic engine for the Shannon Region and wider west of Ireland economy. It is …

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