Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Aer Lingus extends Shannon-Faro route on strong demand


Aer Lingus announced today its new three times weekly from Shannon to Faro service has been extended from 13th September to 26th October due to very strong customer demand on the route. The inaugural flight was operated by EI-EDP Airbus A320-214 c/n 3781.

Aer Lingus operates daily flights between Shannon and London Heathrow, three flights a week to New York and four flights a week to Boston. Aer Lingus Regional operates daily flights between Shannon and Birmingham, Edinburgh and Manchester.   This brings the total number of weekly flights with Aer Lingus from Shannon to 58 with over 8,000 seats available each week, from May through to October.

Aer Lingus Director of Communications Declan Kearney said "The Algarve is a really popular destination for holidaymakers from all over Ireland. We now have services from Shannon, Cork, Dublin and Belfast. We've seen strong demand for bookings since we announced the Shannon to Faro service"

He added "So strong that we've increased the frequency from two to three flights per week and are running the service for an additional six week, to the end of October. It’s great to welcome the first customers on board today. "    

Shannon Airport Director Mary Considine said that having Faro on this year’s summer schedule is a significant boost to holiday makers from this region adding "The fact that Ireland is the seventh strongest international market for The Algarve region shows how strong the demand is here for flights to Faro. Getting a Faro service back at Shannon was one of our key objectives for 2013 and we look forward to working with Aer Lingus to ensure passengers going through Shannon enjoy the convenience and ease of using our airport."

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Flybe launches new Glasgow Shannon route

Courtesy Paul Bannon 
Flybe’s inaugural flight from Shannon to Glasgow was operated by G-JEDM DHC8-402Q c/n 4077 BEE391 arriving in Shannon and BEE392 departed Shannon at 1243. The year round service operates three times weekly on Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays.
The new Glasgow route is expected to generate 10,000 additional passengers through Shannon Airport in 2013, was the first route secured by the independent Shannon Airport entity. Flybe previously operated a very successful route at the airport to Birmingham between 1999 and 2005.

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Ryanair adds extra Ireland West Airport Knock-London Luton service


Ryanair is to add an extra Ireland West Airport Knock to London Luton service on Saturdays for June (1st-29th) in addition its existing daily service.

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This summer Ryanair has increased frequencies on routes from Ireland West Airport Knock to Alicante, London Luton, London Stansted, Malaga in response to customer demand.

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