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Ryanair to increase Shannon to Manchester service

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Ryanair are to increase the frequency of their Shannon Airport to Manchester service.

On Tuesday, Ryanair confirmed that as of March 31st they would be flying to Manchester from Shannon six days a week. Currently the service is in operation five times a week and the extra flight will take off on Tuesdays at 2:10pm.

Managing Director of Shannon Airport, Andrew Murphy felt the extra day offering was “a vote of confidence in the region by the airline and will further enhance our offering to our customers, adding an additional 12,000 seats on this popular route in the peak season”.

Murphy added, “We are also delighted to have the Lauda twice weekly Vienna services on our summer schedule starting on April 1st this year, a service that will boost business for our tourism industry along the Wild Atlantic Way. We look forward to working closely with Ryanair and its sister company Lauda to make the expanded Manchester and new Vienna service a success.”

Commenting on the Manchester announcement, Mary Considine, CEO, Shannon Group said: “As we move closer to the UK’s departure from the EU on January 31st, this is a very important and timely boost for Shannon and the wider region as it increases capacity on a UK route that serves business and tourism sectors in our region post Brexit.“

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, TheJournal.ie and The42.ie. A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to - paraic@clareecho.ie

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