Shannon Airport gearing up for busy St Brigid’s bank holiday

Shannon Airport.

SHANNON Airport is gearing up for a busy spell as the the St Brigid’s Day bank holiday approaches.

The Mid West airport is expecting to see an increase in passenger numbers for this year’s bank holiday weekend, compared to the same weekend last year.

21,000 people are expected to pass through the airport’s doors this bank holiday weekend, a 12 per cent increase on the same weekend last year.

Airport officials say that following the first ever St Brigid’s Day bank holiday in 2023, they have seen an increase in demand by holidaymakers looking to soak up some winter sun and take a break away.

Commenting, Mary Considine, CEO of The Shannon Airport Group, said: “It is wonderful to see the increase in customers taking advantage of the new February Bank Holiday and we are looking forward to welcoming passengers from all over Ireland as they head off for a well-deserved winter sunshine escape or a weekend city break over the coming days.”

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“Travelling from Shannon Airport has never been easier with our hi-tech security screening in place, meaning passengers don’t need to separate liquids and electronics from cabin bags, while US-bound passengers can also avail of our time saving US pre-clearance facilities.

“These provisions, combined with the airport’s shorter queues, sensory room and age friendly initiatives, ensure passengers get more time to relax and enjoy the airport experience,” Ms Considine concluded.