Egg-citement builds as Shannon gets set for Easter rush


WITH the Easter holidays only a hop away, egg-cited staff at Shannon Airport are expecting a busy weekend as they prepare to welcome over 50,000 passengers through their doors from next week.

This is an 86 per cent return to passenger numbers over the same period in 2019.

The Canary Islands, Spanish coastal resorts and Malta are among the most popular sunshine destinations this Easter for passengers in search of sunshine.

Similar to passenger traffic over the St Patrick’s holiday period, Easter traffic will see the largest number of passengers for that period in over three years.

The airport recently launched its Summer 2022 schedule which offers 26 destinations in 11 countries, with 108 weekly frequencies to the US, UK and Europe.

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Shannon Group chief executive Mary Considine said that the Easter break usually kick-starts the summer season to destinations such as London, New York, Boston, Alicante, Barcelona, Palma Mallorca, and our latest service to Malta.

“This year, the Easter break is even more special for a lot of our passengers, as they jet off for the first time since the easing of travel restrictions.

“We are focused on rebuilding and further growing our connectivity, broadening the options available for our passengers. Facilities such as our US Immigration pre-clearance and the airport sensory room, along with the short distance from our car parks to the terminal building, ensures the Shannon experience is as easy and hassle free as possible.”

Passengers will experience the airport’s new security screening system, which eliminates the 100 ml rule, and cuts the wait time by half.

The airport is also offering passengers 20 per cent discount on both car parking and executive lounges for any dates to the end of the year, when booked before April 24.

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