3rd May 2022

Barcelona/Girona from Shannon takes flight

Tuesday 3rd May 2022: The summer season got off to a sizzling start today with the inaugural service to Barcelona-Girona, from Shannon Airport. The new service will operate twice weekly, each Tuesday and Saturday until the end of October 2022.
There was a holiday buzz in the departures lounge of the airport this morning as passengers boarded the 8.40am service to the new destination with Ryanair. This is the second service by Ryanair to the Catalonia region from Shannon Airport.
The new service provides a great opportunity to experience Barcelona, capital of Catalonia, or to stay in the gorgeous city of Girona for two or three days, or longer.  
Shannon Airport is very convenient for people living in the mid-west, midlands, north Munster or  West of Ireland.  Check in and security are very efficient and for the most part are delay-free. Parking is available close to the terminal and is much more affordable than Dublin Airport. 
Barcelona–Girona offers multiple destination options for holidaymakers from Shannon due to its central location between Barcelona and Costa Brava. Girona is just a 38-minute train journey from Barcelona, served by regular rail services. An historical town, Girona dates back to the time of the Roman Empire, boasting fantastic views and a walk along its medieval walls to the east of the old town. The city is known for having one of the best-preserved Jewish neighbourhoods in Europe and was also one of the filming locations for the HBO series, Game of Thrones. 
The new service will be welcome news to many football enthusiasts as in addition to the already established Shannon-Barcelona service, this offers them an additional access option for the opportunity to watch FC Barcelona in action.
Barcelona, Europe’s third most visited city, also serves the stunning Costa Dorada region – its name translating to the ‘Golden Coast’. The area is known for its calm and shallow waters and its main city, Tarragona, famed for the Roman Tarragona Amphitheatre and a 12th-century cathedral. 
The new Barcelona-Girona service is part of Ryanair’s summer schedule which is delivering over 60 weekly flights from Shannon Airport to 20 plus destinations in 2022.
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