Posted on: 04 June 2014 by Mark Howells
Shannon Airport has welcomed Ryanair’s announcement that it is to continue operating five current routes – Paris, Berlin, Fuerteventura, Warsaw and Krakow, which all began in April 2014 – when the winter schedule begins in October.
Ryanair will therefore operate ten routes this winter, five more than last year. The other routes operated by the airline across the winter schedule will be Gatwick, Lanzarote, Liverpool, Stansted and Wroclaw.
Shannon Airport CEO Neil Pakey commented, “This is a very important commitment by Ryanair to its Shannon schedule. We are already experiencing a significant upswing in summer passenger numbers thanks to the airline’s nine new routes, which started at the beginning of April. A major objective of ours after securing those new summer services was to bolster the winter season and this is a significant move in that regard.”
Ryanair’s David O’Brien added, “Ryanair is pleased to launch our Shannon 2014 winter schedule, with 10 routes. The scrapping of the air travel tax from April 2014 has restored Ireland’s competitiveness and attractiveness to overseas visitors. We are delighted to be able to grow our Shannon operation by more than 50% this winter season and deliver over one million more customers to Irish airports in 2014-2015.”