Busiest Christmas for three years at Shannon Airport

Grainne Flynn and Mary Collins from Abbeyfeale with their sister and aunt Bríd at Shannon Airport having travelled home from Sydney for her first visit home since 2019.

SHANNON Airport is set for its busiest Christmas in three years with almost 75,000 passengers expected through its doors from now through to New Year’s Day.

The positive news comes just a week after Ryanair announced a new service to Liverpool, its third new route announcement for Shannon in as many weeks, with new services to Naples and Porto also launching next summer.

Shannon Airport Group chief executive Mary Considine said the top priorities was to ensure everyone’s journey through Shannon Airport is as easy and enjoyable as possible.

“Our aviation development team have done fantastic work in securing a number of new routes for Summer ‘23 to Porto, Naples, Bezier, Newcastle and Liverpool with Ryanair and a daily service to Chicago with United,”she added.

The airport terminal building has been decked with festive decorations which include a 12-foot tree in the arrival’s hall and a life-size Santa sleigh for visitors to sit-in and take  photos.

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Visitors to the airport will be met with the sound of carol singing in the arrivals hall by the local St Senan’s National School on Tuesday and St John’s National School on Wednesday between 10.15 and 11.45 am.

Singer Chloe Griffin will also be entertaining visitors with a live set of festive tunes on Thursday.