RYANAIR delivered an early Christmas present to Shannon Airport this morning with the announcement of two new Mediterranean services to Naples and Porto.
The new twice weekly services will operate from next Summer on Wednesdays and Sundays for both destinations.
This brings the total number of routes operated by Ryanair at Shannon Airport next summer to 26, and over 180 weekly flights – a 35 per cent increase in capacity on last year.
Shannon Airport Group chief executive Mary Considine said, “This is fantastic news for our passengers and another win for Shannon Airport, due to the hard work of our Aviation Development team.
“Porto is a great coastal city with incredible history, while Naples offers so much to see and do, and opens opportunities for passengers to explore the wonderful Amalfi coastline.
“These destinations will provide further connectivity for Shannon and the region, and highlights Shannon’s continued growth since the pandemic.
“Today’s announcement is also extremely encouraging for our tourism industry across the region and along the Wild Atlantic Way, and these services will complement the exciting variety of destinations Shannon Airport has to offer for Summer ‘23.”
It follows a further boost for Shannon last month when Ryanair announced that a third aircraft will be based in Shannon and two new services to Beziers in the South of France and Newcastle in the UK for next Summer.
The expanded Summer schedule follows Shannon’s biggest ever Ryanair winter schedule which currently operates 60 flights a week to a mix of sun, ski, and city break destinations.
For the past 35 years, Ryanair has successfully operated from Shannon carrying over 18 million passengers to date and promoting important rural development by investing heavily in the region, including the recent opening of its €10 million three-bay heavy maintenance facility at Shannon creating over 200 new jobs.