OVER 50,000 passengers are expected through Shannon Airport over the Easter season.

In what will be an 86 percent return on passenger numbers compared with the same period in 2019, Shannon Airport is predicting a busy season this Easter with the Canary Islands, Malta and Spanish coastal resorts proving to be the most popular destinations.

Similar to passenger traffic at Shannon over St Patrick’s holiday period, Easter traffic will see the largest number of passengers for that period in over three years. The international airport recently launched its Summer 2022 schedule which offers 26 destinations in 11 countries, with 108 weekly frequencies to the US, UK and Europe.

CEO of Shannon Group, Mary Considine noted that the Easter break traditionally “kickstarts the summer season to our popular destinations such as London, New York, Boston, Alicante, Barcelona, Palma Mallorca, and our latest service to Malta. This year, the Easter break is even more special for a lot of our passengers, as they jet off on a well-deserved holiday, some for the first time since the easing of travel restrictions. It is fantastic to see families and friends excitedly travelling overseas for a sun or city break, or to finally visit loved ones.

“We have worked hard to bring these services to our passengers and are focused on rebuilding and further growing our connectivity, broadening the options available for our passengers. Facilities such as our US Preclearance and the airport sensory room, along with the short distance from our car parks to the terminal building, compliments our latest investment in high tech security screening, and ensures the journey through Shannon Airport is as easy and hassle free as possible,” she added.

Passengers descending upon the airport for their Easter getaway will experience Shannon’s new multi-million euro passenger screening system, which eliminates the 100 ml rule, thus halving the dwell time through airport security.

To celebrate the Easter, Shannon Airport is offering passengers 20 percent discount on both car parking and executive lounges for any dates until the end of 2022, when booked before the 24th of April. To book use codes, PARK4LESS20 and Lounge20.

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