1st May 2024

Shannon Airport gearing up for busy Bank Holiday

Shannon Airport is gearing up for a busy May bank holiday as over 46,000 people are expected to travel through the popular Midwest airport over the bank holiday period.

As the summer holiday travel period gets underway, the airport is expecting this weekend to be one of the busiest of the year to date.

Commenting, Mary Considine, CEO of The Shannon Airport Group said: “We are expecting a very busy bank holiday ahead at Shannon Airport as people take advantage of the long weekend with a well-deserved city break or much-needed sunshine escape. Despite the expected increase in passenger traffic over the coming days, it is still easier than ever to travel through Shannon, with our teams on hand to ensure a seamless journey for our customers through the airport.”

This year, Shannon Airport will operate 33 routes to 11 countries across the EU, UK and US. A new daily service to New York-JFK with Delta will commence on the 25th May, providing a boost to the airport’s transatlantic service offering through the busy holiday period. To meet additional holiday travel demand, the airport will also have increased frequency on nine services this summer, providing an additional 130,000 seats to popular European and UK destinations such as Alicante, Faro, Malaga, Lanzarote and London.

Further commenting, Ms Considine said, “We are experiencing an influx of passengers from all over Ireland jetting off this weekend, including families, groups of friends and couples. We are also seeing a consistent increase in tourists arriving at our airport to explore the vibrant tourism offering along the Wild Atlantic Way, which will provide a welcome boost to the regional economy through the summer season ahead.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank our valued customers for their continued support and would encourage people to think Shannon first when planning their holidays this summer.”

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