- New routes to Newcastle and Beziers confirmed
- Third aircraft to be based at Shannon Airport
Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Tourism and Aviation Cathal Crowe has welcomed today’s announcement of two new Ryanair routes from Shannon Airport – as well as the addition of a third aircraft at the airport.
The low-cost airline has today confirmed that a twice-weekly service from the Midwest airport to Beziers in the South of France will begin from the summer of 2023; while Newcastle in the UK will be served three times a week.
A third aircraft has also been confirmed as being based in the airport, creating up to 30 new jobs.
“This is hugely welcome news for our airport and our region,” said Deputy Crowe.
“Today’s announcement brings the total number of Ryanair routes from Shannon Airport to 24 routes and means more than 180 flights a week will be taking off and landing – a 60 percent increase on pre-pandemic levels.
“I spoke with CEO of Ryanair Michael O’Leary in recent weeks about the need for further investment in Shannon and I’m glad to say that today’s announcement shows his commitment to our airport and the Midwest region.
“The addition of a third aircraft at Shannon specifically is a point I strongly made to him – in addition to the existing two Boeing 737s based there, this means the possibility of future announcements has increased too.
“I would now encourage Clare residents in their droves to look to Shannon for their holidays, to ensure the continued growth of our airport post-pandemic.
“The economic success of our region is intrinsically linked to the flourishing of Shannon Airport.”