SHANNON Airport’s reputation in the top ranks of global aviation was recognised again overnight as it completed a remarkable five-in-a-row at the prestigious World Routes Marketing Awards, held in Barcelona.

One of the huge advantages of living in Clare is quick access to a great selection of international flights and it looks like we’re not the only ones with a serious grá for Shannon Airport.

After winning the ‘Best Marketing of Airports’ awards for airports under 4 million passengers last year for the second time in three years, Shannon beat three other airports to the ‘Highly Commended’ award in the category, just behind Nuremburg Airport, which claimed top spot this year.

Shannon was the only Irish airport to feature among this year’s award winners.

Shannon Airport

It completes an outstanding five-in-a-row for Shannon, which won the outright award in both 2016 and 2014 and was also ‘Highly Commended’ in 2015 and 2013, its inaugural year as an independent entity.

The World Routes Marketing awards recognise new air route successes from across the globe, making them one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the aviation industry. Voted on by the airlines, the airports are nominated on the basis of exceptional marketing supports during the launch of new routes or the strengthening of existing services.

This latest accolade from the top tier of the aviation industry is recognition for another very positive year for Shannon in terms of new route development, with new services from three airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, Lufthansa and Norwegian Air International starting over the past 12 months.

The strong momentum was added to just a fortnight ago also when Shannon Airport celebrated a double announcement, of new services by Air Canada to Toronto and Ryanair to Barcelona-Reus.

Speaking from the event, Shannon Airport Managing Director Andrew Murphy stated: “We’re pinching ourselves again as to be on the podium five years in a row is great achievement by any standards. This is a huge global industry event and for Shannon to be up there year on year sends a very positive message to airlines that Shannon is an excellent airport to do business with.”

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