Ryanair has announced a new twice weekly East Midlands service that will commence out of Shannon International Airport in April.

It will run from April 5th to October 25th next year operating during Shannon’s summer season with flights every Monday and Friday. The airport anticipates the route will add 22,000 seats.

Managing Director of Shannon Airport, Andrew Murphy maintained the service “gives us another option in the UK for our passengers. It builds on a very strong year with the commencement of our new Barcelona-Reus and Bristol services with Ryanair and the recent announcement of a first ever service to Ibiza from Shannon, and confirmation that the popular Alicante service will be operated year-round. We are working very hard to build capacity in Shannon. We are delighted that East Midlands is now on our summer schedule for 2019 and we look forward to working with Ryanair to make this and their other 17 services planned for 2019 a success.

“East Midlands will be a great service for families who wish to visit the hugely popular Alton Towers theme park, or couples or friends wishing to visit Nottingham or Derbyshire, two wonderfully historic and scenic parts of England. And then there’s the sporting aspect to it, with the likes of Leicester and Nottingham Forest in football and Leicester Tigers in rugby,” Murphy concluded.

According to Shannon Group CEO, Matthew Thomas, “This latest announcement caps a very positive 12 months for Shannon. It’s very much a case of the hard work paying off. We’ve invested hugely to develop Shannon into the fastest, easiest and friendliest airport for our passengers. The outcome has been passenger numbers increasing year on year since 2012. 2018 has been our best year in over a decade and that is down to our determined commitment to provide the best possible service and experience for our passengers.”

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