Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Transatlantic passenger numbers up 39% in July at Shannon Airport

Delta Boeing 757-200ER at Shannon Airport 
Shannon Airport announced it handled 177,558 passengers in July up by 9.4% it's second successive month of growth and just six months after setting out as an independent entity.

Like June, the growth was most telling in the transatlantic market, with overall passenger throughput arising from the airport’s five US and one Canadian (Toronto) services increasing from 38,781 in July 2012 to 54,014 last month, a 39% increase.

Shannon Airport CEO Neil Pakey said "We are delighted to have achieved a second successive month of growth at Shannon. The figures very much reflect the enhanced level of services delivered at Shannon this year, not least on US destinations thanks to new routes to Philadelphia and Chicago, on top of already having Newark, JFK and Boston services.

This has been very positive for the tourism market here, from Cork right up to the North West as Shannon is the only airport on the entire western seaboard with transatlantic services."

Irish Aviation Research Institute © 7th August 2013

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