Shannon Airport records busiest day in almost a decade

Shannon Airport.

SHANNON Airport recorded its busiest day in seven years over the recent June Bank Holiday weekend.

A record-breaking 7,800 passengers travelled through the airport on Friday June 2, the highest number in one day since 2016.

Last month, the airport experienced a significant uplift in passenger traffic of 27 per cent compared to 2022.

The busy day was driven by the airport’s strong transatlantic performance and an expanded range of UK and European services across 48 flights to and from 18 destinations to seven countries. 

May 2023 saw a 27 per cent increase in passenger traffic coming through Shannon Airport, compared with the same period last year.

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Commenting on the record-breaking figures, CEO of the Shannon Airport Group, Mary Considine, said: The boost coincides with our new United Airlines Chicago service and the return of Ryanair’s services to Corfu and Barcelona-Girona.”

“This summer we are providing a gateway for thousands of passengers to 33 destinations across 11 countries in the UK, USA, and Europe. Our hi-tech security screening system will also ensure a relaxed and hassle-free travel experience.”