Shannon Airport staff honoured for combined 2,200 years of service

Staff at Shannon Airport were lauded for their two millennia of service.

STAFF at the Shannon Airport Group were recently honoured for their combined service of over 2,200 years to the business.

At the ceremonies, 74 staff members from Shannon Airport and across the Shannon Airport Group were honoured for their dedicated contributions.

Two staff members received awards for 20 years of service, 27 received awards for 25 years of service, and 21 people were commended for 30 years of working for the airport group. 13 were honoured for 35 years at Shannon Airport. Seven staff members were honoured for four decades of service.

Staff from a range of departments across airport were lauded at the ceremony, including airport operations, the airport police and fire service, airport search unit, aviation development, commercial properties, commercial services, corporate affairs, general management, engineering, finance, human resources, retail, and procurement.

Congratulating the long-serving staff, Mary Considine, CEO of the Shannon Airport Group, said the group is an extremely busy company and milestones like these present an important opportunity to acknowledge and sincerely thank our dedicated team”.

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“We are dedicated to our mission of ‘making it easy’ for every customer. The unrivalled levels of customer service that we are able to achieve and maintain is a testament to our staff, who go above and beyond every day to ensure each person that passes through the airport can have a seamless and enjoyable experience.

“Whether it’s making it easy to get from the car park to the departure gate as quickly and smoothly as possible, to keeping the airport operational in sub-zero and severe storm conditions, and raising more than €420,000 for charity over the past 10 years, it is part of the unique DNA of our staff to go the extra mile and we are truly grateful for this commitment.”

Chris O’Donovan, HR director at the Shannon Airport Group, added: “The long service recognition events are all about celebrating, appreciating, and reflecting on the significant contribution of our staff. We understand that our people are the cornerstone of our success, and we take great pride in nurturing their growth and development throughout their journey with us.”