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*Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan at Shannon Airport. Photograph: Arthur Ellis

CONVERSATIONS HAVE taken place between the Minister for Transport and US officials on making Shannon Airport the “sustainable” option for flights between Ireland and America.

Shannon Airport needs to be marketed “as the low carbon alternative,” Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan (GP) stated.

During engagements with Shannon Group management and US authorities, Minister Ryan has been pushing how Shannon Airport can capitalise by going greener.

“What I’m saying to Shannon Airport and have been saying to US authorities in the States, let’s go back to what Shannon has always historically been which is the nearest connection point between North America and Europe, whichever of the new sustainable transport fuels are available and they are evolving because every sector has to move to this cleaner future, we will provide those in Shannon and that starts to bring Shannon back relevant again as the low carbon alternative. For the region, that’s where the world is going,” he said.

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