Shannon Group statement on suspension of flights from Shannon Airport to and from the UK from 20th December

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FLIGHTS to the UK are banned since midnight last night for 48 hours due to the recent rise in Covid cases in England.

Commenting on the 48 hour Government ban on all flights arriving into Ireland which came into effect from midnight last night, a spokesperson for Shannon Airport, a Shannon Group company said: “We advise intending UK bound passengers to contact their airline and not to travel to the airport during the 48 hour period.

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“Our Ryanair service to Wroclaw will continue to operate as normal. The airport will continue to facilitate transit flights, business jets, its aviation MRO industry services, and emergency and technical diversions.

“Shannon Airport will facilitate repatriation flights from the UK if and when required. Flight information is available on our airport social media channels and on our website.”

Two services at Shannon Airport from and to Stansted and Manchester with Ryanair are effected by the UK flight ban. The last schedule flight from Shannon Airport to the UK was the Ryanair 477 service to Manchester which departed at 22.35 on Sunday 20th December 2020.