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American Airlines expand Shannon Airport services

American Airlines expand Shannon Airport services

| August 22, 2017

AMERICAN Airlines has announced the company plans to expand its Shannon to Philadelphia service in 2018, building on the demand for flights between regions which will add an additional 50 return flights and 7,000 passengers. The world’s largest airline will increase capacity on the route by 18%. Over 38,000 passengers already use the daily service […]

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Frustrated passengers could set their sights on Shannon

Frustrated passengers could set their sights on Shannon

| August 9, 2017

AIRPORT delays, that are crippling holiday-makers plans at larger European airports could be a blessing in disguise for smaller airports such as Shannon, the head of the Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) has said.  Pat Dawson said increased security in Europe happened to coincide with the busiest weeks of the year for holidaymakers and those […]

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#WATCH Shannon runway resurfacing is a massive test of logistics

#WATCH Shannon runway resurfacing is a massive test of logistics

| July 19, 2017

THE resurfacing of the main runway at Shannon Airport is proving a triumph of logistics as the equivalent of one football pitch is re-laid between dusk and dawn each night. Shortly before midnight, a team of 90 vehicles and 70 people start a four hour shift on the 3,200 metre runway which is one of […]

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New American routes added to Shannon Airport

New American routes added to Shannon Airport

| July 5, 2017

Services from Shannon Airport to the East Coast of America have commenced with flights to Stewart International in Orange County and Providence, Rhode Island. Giving Shannon its largest number of transatlantic destinations for 17 years, the new services are a huge boost for tourism across the airport’s wide catchment, from the North West down to Cork, […]

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Shannon Airport will play a key role in redressing economic imbalance

Shannon Airport will play a key role in redressing economic imbalance

| May 26, 2017

Limerick Chamber has said that aviation must be one of the key focus areas for the government if it is to redress the current economic imbalance between the Dublin region and the rest of the country. In its submission to the National Planning Framework (NPF), ‘Ireland 2040 – Our Plan’, the Chamber said that in […]

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Conqueror of Everest returns home to hero’s welcome

Conqueror of Everest returns home to hero’s welcome

| May 25, 2017

Everest mountaineer John Burke has returned home to a rousing reception in county Clare, dedicated his achievements to his wife Aoibhín. Just six days after he became the first Co. Clare man to reach the summit, the 38 year-old said that he would never have achieved his goal without his wife Aoibhín’s encouragement and support. The […]

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DAA’s monopoly bad for the country

DAA’s monopoly bad for the country

| May 23, 2017

LIMERICK Chamber has said that the DAA’s monopoly is bad for the country in its National Planning Framework submission. Allowing unregulated market domination by Dublin Airport is not in the national interest and will add further to its monopolistic position, one of the country’s largest business representative groups has stated. Limerick Chamber, the largest chamber in the […]

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Runway Night Run takes off on June 16

Runway Night Run takes off on June 16

| May 22, 2017

This year’s Bank of Ireland Runway Night Run is scheduled for Friday, June 16 and will once more take place at Shannon Airport. An estimated 2,000 participants of all grades and ages will gather for the fourth annual event, raising funds for local charities, Cahercalla Community Hospital & Hospice, and Home Share Clare. This year the event […]

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‘Legendary visionary’ from Sixmilebridge honoured at Shannon Aiport

‘Legendary visionary’ from Sixmilebridge honoured at Shannon Aiport

| May 17, 2017

The man credited with spearheading a new era of economic development in Ireland has been celebrated with the unveiling of a bust at Shannon Airport. On the 100th anniversary of his birth, the late Dr. Brendan O’Regan was commemorated at a special ceremony at the airport. Among those in attendance were members of Dr. O’Regan’s family, Cathaoirleach […]

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Shannon opens new route to Frankfurt

Shannon opens new route to Frankfurt

| May 1, 2017

Shannon Airport was in celebratory mode at the weekend as one of the world’s best known airlines, Lufthansa, commenced flights for the first time from the airport with its new Frankfurt service. The service to the financial capital of continental Europe took to the skies on Saturday afternoon and will operate weekly until the end […]

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