Posted on: 14 October 2015 by Mark Howells
Shannon Airport has won the European Regions Airline Association (ERA) Airport Achievement Award 2015, the second year in a row it has achieved the accolade.
The award recognises both an airport which has had a positive impact on European air transport operations and the importance of airline–airport partnerships.
The judging panel of industry experts from across Europe applauded the airport’s achievements on several accounts. The judges praised Shannon’s ability to attract a second Ryanair aircraft to the airport and the launch of Aer Lingus’s new transatlantic services in 2015, resulting in an increase of 17% in passenger numbers for the year. Additional achievements saw Shannon successfully lead the lobbying of the Irish Government to abolish the country’s passenger tax and reaffirm the important role that the airport plays in the West of Ireland’s rural community.
Patrick Edmond, Shannon’s group strategy director (pictured), received the trophy at ERA’s prestigious awards dinner in Berlin. He commented, “To win such a prestigious European aviation award is a proud achievement for Shannon, but to win it two years in a row is remarkable. This kind of recognition from our industry peers really validates the hard work of Shannon’s people and inspires us to do more.”