SHANNON AIRPORT have unveiled a new service to Barcelona from Ryanair.
Commencing on Tuesday March 29th, the new service will operate twice weekly on Tuesdays and Saturdays. This is the second service by Ryanair to the Catalonia region from Shannon Airport.
In November 2019, Aer Lingus had announced new routes from Shannon to destinations including Barcelona and Paris but these services never took flight due to COVID-19. The addition of the route to Barcelona has been a long-term target of Shannon Airport management.
CEO of Shannon Group, Mary Considine stated, “We know that restoring connectivity is important to our airport customers and that is why we have been working hard with our airline partners to create exciting holiday opportunities. This is incredibly positive news for Shannon Airport. We have been working closely with Ryanair to deliver this service and are looking forward to the commencement of it at the end of March.”
Ryanair’s Director of Commercial, Jason McGuinness said, “Girona is the perfect destination for anyone seeking an authentic Spanish city escape, with its winding cobbled streets, medieval architecture and tasty Spanish cuisine”.
Girona is an exciting destination with an impressive medieval quarter at its centre and a rich heritage. Its proximity to Barcelona makes it a great base from which to explore the Costa Brava.
Barcelona is considered by many to be both the cosmopolitan and cultural capital of Spain and is famous for its stunning architecture, vibrant cultural heritage, lively nightlife, sandy beaches, wonderful cuisine, and a world-class football team! Just two and a half hours flight time from Shannon, Barcelona is a popular destination for sunseekers and those looking for a city break.