Ryanair services resume at Shannon Airport

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EIGHT Ryanair services have resumed at Shannon Airport. Services to Barcelona-Reus, Stansted, Gatwick, Kaunas, Krakow, Wroclaw, Warsaw-Modlin have been taking off and arriving at Shannon, with a Manchester service to commence this Friday. 

Airport staff have said they are delighted to welcome back scheduled flights and look forward to the easing of restrictions and the beginning of the recovery of aviation.

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In all, Shannon Airport will now operate 18 weekly flights. Ryanair told that they plan to add further destinations ahead of 19th July, which will see the non-essential travel ban being lifted with the introduction of the EU Digital Covid Certificate system.

While the Government advisory notice against non-essential travel still remains in place, Shannon Airport employees have been busy readying the airport, implementing a series of rigorous public health measures to protect the health and safety of passengers and employees at the airport.

In as much as is possible, these measures, involve a contactless journey through the airport with minimal touchpoints and reflect the national COVID-19 Health Service Executive (HSE) guidelines and government code of practice guidelines for Air Passengers taking on board the best practice guidelines developed by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

Measures taken by Shannon Group to protect the safety of its passengers and employees at Shannon Airport during the COVID-19 pandemic were recognised internationally last year when the airport received a global endorsement from the Airports Council International (ACI) World and ACI EUROPE.