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Shannon Airport operating on ‘significantly reduced basis’

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Passengers are being repatriated through Shannon Airport which is now operating on “a significantly reduced basis”.

Flights are being facilitated to repatriate passengers while essential services are continuing to be provided at Shannon Airport.

In a statement to The Clare Echo, CEO of Shannon Group, Mary Considine said it was important to keep Shannon Airport open during the “unprecedented times”. She said, “Shannon Airport is continuing to facilitate airline services for our passengers, cargo operators, and aviation businesses based at Shannon. In these unprecedented times, it is particularly important that we endeavour to keep our airport open to facilitate the transport of essential and emergency good, and as of this time we will continue to operate on a significantly reduced basis”.

Considine added, “The safety and well-being of our employees and customers remains our top priority and like other airports across the world, we have seen a major decline in demand for air travel in recent weeks. Throughout, our employees across all our Shannon Group companies have done tremendous work in extremely difficult circumstances to support and reassure anxious customers and for this we are most grateful. As Ireland and the world battle the virus, we would ask people to continue to follow public health advice to slow its spread, to stay safe and to look out for each other.”

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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