RYANAIR has announced the expansion of their Manchester service to Shannon Airport, increasing its operations from five to six days a week.
The new service will start on March 31 and will operate on Tuesdays, departing Shannon at 2.10pm.
Welcoming the announcement Andrew Murphy, Managing Director, Shannon Airport said the airline’s decision to expand the Manchester service was a “vote of confidence in the region”, and will provide an “additional 12,000 seats on this popular route in the peak season”.
“We are also delighted to have the Lauda twice-weekly Vienna services on our summer schedule starting on 1st April this year, a service that will boost business for our tourism industry along the Wild Atlantic Way,” he said, adding, “We look forward to working closely with Ryanair and its sister company Lauda to make the expanded Manchester and new Vienna service a success.”
Commenting on the Manchester announcement, Mary Considine, CEO, Shannon Group said, “As we move closer to the UK’s departure from the EU on January 31st, this is a very important and timely boost for Shannon and the wider region as it increases capacity on a UK route that serves business and tourism sectors in our region post-Brexit.“