Ryanair in talks on more Shannon routes

rp_Ryanair.jpgRYANAIR and Shannon Airport are in talks to add more flights to the lists of destinations which the budget airline serves from the airport.

Michael O’Leary confirmed on a visit to Shannon Airport this week that he will be adding routes to the airline’s continental bases and he is hoping to link some to Shannon.

|”We are active discussions with Shannon…we will be looking to develop three of four new European bases and we will be looking to see if we can link them back to Shannon”.

The budget airline boss was in Shannon to make a presentation to the 13th million passenger through the airport since flights started there in 2000.

Also invited for the celebrations was Minister Michael Noonan and Mr O’Leary thanked him for the abolition of the travel tax.

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The airline, he said ,will deliver 300,000 passengers to Shannon this year. “With Minister Noonan’s decision to abolish the tax, we have been able to meet that target – with the tax in place we could not have delivered one extra passenger”.