In all, 33 separate destinations will be served this summer from Shannon. Among these are five new services - two in the US (Chicago and Philadelphia), two in mainland Europe (Alicante and Faro) and one in the UK (Glasgow).
A total of 19 European routes will operate in the summer with passenger numbers on European services are this year expected to increase by 10% thanks to new services and 8 UK routes will operate.
The transatlantic market is showing the sharpest recovery, with the airport this year offering five US destinations (Boston, Chicago, Newark, JFK New York and Philadelphia) alone – the first time since 2009 that Shannon has had five US destinations. This increased US network is expected to generate a 22% rise in transatlantic passenger numbers over the summer season.
Shannon Airport Director Mary Considine said "The advances already made, with new routes to very attractive destinations, as well as greater frequencies on other popular services, are a real boost for the airport and, particularly, for passengers at Shannon. Growing the range of services for passengers was one of our key priorities when we set out in January. The more routes we secure, the more people will opt for Shannon because it is such an accessible, convenient and easy-to-use airport."
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