New Shannon Airport service to Liverpool takes off next March

Naomi Smyth from Shannon jumping for joy at the announcement of Ryanair's new Shannon Airport services to Liverpool.

SHANNON Airport received a pre-Christmas boost today with the announcement of a new Ryanair service to Liverpool on Fridays and Sundays from March 26. 

This comes on top of the announcement less than three weeks ago of new Ryanair services to Naples in Italy and Porto in Portugal. 

Shannon Airport Group chief executive Mary Considine said they were delighted to see Ryanair continue to capitalise on the opportunities available from our region and demonstrate their commitment to Shannon. 

“This new Liverpool service not alone represents opportunities for passengers from Shannon to travel to an extremely popular city but also represents a tourism opportunity for this region.  Passengers can take advantage of the convenience of flying from Shannon as we continue to focus on building back our air services following the pandemic. 

Ryanair will operate 27 routes from Shannon next Summer providing over 180 weekly flights to sun and city break destinations, representing a 35 per cent growth in capacity on Ryanair flights from Shannon. 

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This comes in addition to their €10 million investment with the recent opening of their three-bay heavy maintenance hangar facility at Shannon creating over 200 new high-skilled jobs.  

The Friday flight from Liverpool John Lennon Airport, will arrive in Shannon at 7.55am and with the outbound leg, departing at 8.20am. On Sundays, the flight will arrive at Shannon Airport at 8.55pm and return to Liverpool at 9.30pm. 

Ryanair Marketing Director Dara Brady said: “Ryanair continues to grow in Shannon and across our network with an abundant schedule now on sale for the Summer’23 season. This new route from our mid-west base to Liverpool will allow our customers to plan a city break to the waterside city and equally allow Liverpool customers to explore the beauty of Shannon and surrounding regions”.

Eoghan Bourke from Cappamore and Declan Smyth from Shannon will be availing of the new service to Liverpool for the Everton/Liverpool derby game.