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Delta Airlines confirms Shannon-New York JFK route for summer 2013 ©

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                                                    Delta Airlines has confirmed its re-launching its seasonal Shannon-New York JFK route from 11th May 2013 operating daily using a Boeing 757-200 with a 170 seats operating from Terminal Four in New York JFK in association with Delta Airlines Transatlantic Joint-venture partner Air France-KLM. The additional of the route adds 2,300 seats per week to the United States from Shannon, and follows recent announcements by United Airlines and US Airways. The airline has carried over 1.6 million passengers in the twenty six years serving Shannon Airport. Delta Airlines Senior VP for Europe, Middle East and Africa Perry Cantarutti said “Shannon has long been a favorite destination for US holidaymakers and it makes sense to operate our service when customers most want to visit – during the summer months. Operating routes on a seasonal basis is a proactive and successful measure we have taken to protect our revenues by matching capacity to

US Airways welcomes back Shannon-Philadelphia route ©

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                                                      US Airways announced after an absence of four years its resuming the seasonal Shannon-Philadelphia route operating daily with a two class Boeing 757-200 from 22nd May to 3rd September, generating an additional 30,000 passengers through the airport, passengers will clear US CBP at Shannon enabling speedy access on arrival in the US for all passengers and those making connecting flights in US Airways Philadelphia hub. In the seven years from 2003 to 2009 US Airways carried over 320,000 passengers through Shannon Airport on the Philadelphia route. Shannon Airport Director Mary Considine said "is is a great boost for Shannon as it adds another new transatlantic service for 2013.  We are really pleased also to be welcoming US Airways back to Shannon and look forward to helping them build a strong base of business and leisure travellers to and from Philadelphia, as well as cities that they serve beyond the gateway". US

Ryanair Announces German Expansion ©

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                                                          Ryanair announced significant expansion of its German route network launching a string of new routes from Cologne, Leipzig and Nuremberg, weeks after adding Dortmund its network as the carrier continues to strategically launch new routes, created by on-going airline consolidation create new opportunities. The airline announced expansion of its Cologne route network, launching two new routes to  Faro and Malaga commencing 24th March 2013 operating four times weekly carrying 340,000 passengers per annum, adding to existing routes to Girona and Palma. In summer 2013 Ryanair will operate a total of 24 weekly flights. At Leipzig/Halle its launching two new routes to Faro and Pisa Florence commencing in April 2013 delivering 200,000 passengers per annum. Nuremberg becomes the latest airport to be added to its network with six new routes to commence in March 2013 to Alicante, Cagliari, London Stansted, Malaga, Pisa Florence an