PASSENGERS using Shannon airport will shortly have an option of cheaper parking as the airport is opening a new car-park a short distance from the existing ones.
Airport Authority CEO, Neil Pakey revealed the plan to offer budget parking at a Shannon Chamber breakfast briefing on Wednesday morning.
“Taking a leaf out of Ryanair’s book, we will be offering a ‘park for less’ option not far from the airport shortly,” Mr Pakey said.
Asked whether Ryanair has plans for further routes from Shannon, the airline’s deputy chief executive Michael Cawley said it was premature to talk about extra services when the airline had so recently introduced a huge number of routes.
However, he added that the “environment for growing routes is positive”.
And while chief executive Michael O’Leary was predicting transatlantic fares as low as €10 when Ryanair enters the transatlantic market, Mr Cawley told the Airport Authority “Transatlantic is all very well .. but the focus on Europe should be sharper. It is the area of growth”.