New York winter flights welcomed

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Shannon Airport

SHANNON Airport has welcomed the announcement by Aer Lingus that its Shannon / New York JFK service will operate year-round in 2019.

Shannon is now set to operate it largest Transatlantic service in 17 years with eight transatlantic services operated by six different carriers across seven destinations from Shannon in 2018.

The good news comes in the wake of announcements that both Aer Lingus and Norwegian Air are to drop their Shannon-Boston flights this coming Winter season.

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Commenting on the New York announcement Matthew Thomas, Shannon Group CEO said: “We are delighted that Aer Lingus will be operating a New York / Shannon service year-round in 2019.  With 40 per cent of US foreign direct investment in Ireland within Shannon’s catchment area, this makes our region much more attractive for future US FDI.”

This announcement, which follows last week’s announcement by Norwegian Air International to expand its New York/Shannon service, means that Shannon Airport now has two year-round services to New York.

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