OVER 35,000 passengers are expected through the doors of Shannon Airport over the June Bank Holiday weekend.
Representing an 87 percent compared with 2019 figures at Shannon, a total of 26 summer services are now in full swing, including the latest destinations to Marseille, Malta, and Barcelona-Girona.
On Saturday, Shannon’s seasonal service to Corfu returned with flights to the popular Greek island running twice weekly on Tuesdays and Saturdays until the 27th of September with Ryanair.
According to Shannon Airport’s Operations and Commercial Director, Niall Maloney, “There is a great holiday buzz, and that appetite to take a well-deserved break following the impact of the pandemic over the last two years, is evident”.
He said Shannon is welcoming inbound tourists who are landing directly into the West of Ireland. “With 26 services to 11 countries across the UK, Europe and the USA, our seasonal routes are now underway, as the holiday season ramps up. Ryanair’s service to Corfu also returns this weekend, providing another exciting destination for passengers to choose from”.
Maloney stated, “The latest investment into our state-of-the-art screening system which eliminates the removal of laptops and liquids from cabin bags, along with our US preclearance facility, our sensory room, and the short walk from our car parks to the terminal, provides an easy-as-possible journey for our passengers, through the airport.”
The installation and operation of the security technology ensures Shannon Airport is at the forefront of innovation and making it easy for our passengers. Since 2016 Shannon Airport is the only airport in the world to operate a combined European compliant and US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) compliant checkpoint system which means the passenger is screened once to both regulatory standards and therefore eliminates the additional screening requirements which apply at other preclearance airports.
To make the journey through the airport as smooth as can be, passengers are advised to arrive at the airport 90 minutes before their flight and 2.5 hours before transatlantic flights.