*Photograph: Arthur Ellis
Aer Lingus have confirmed its cabin crew base at Shannon Airport will not be reopening.
Transatlantic services at Shannon Airport are to resume in March with daily routes to New York, JFK and Boston. There will be 14 services a week operated by Aer Lingus’ A321LR NEO aircraft.
Shannon’s vital service to Heathrow will also continue, the airline stated. Aer Lingus will operate three daily services from Shannon to London Heathrow on Monday to Friday and Sunday, with two daily services on Saturday.
Despite the positive developments in the restoration of these routes, a spokesperson told The Clare Echo, “Aer Lingus can confirm that it will not be reopening its cabin crew base at Shannon”.
In announcing their summer schedule for 2022, Aer Lingus confirmed that services from Shannon Airport to Boston and New York will resume. In comparison, Aer Lingus will have eleven transatlantic routes from Dublin Airport.