*Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Ennis in April. Photograph: Martin Connolly Greater investment into Shannon Airport can not come at the expense of Cork and Knock, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar recently told the Dáil while the Chamber also heard a call from Deputy Timmy Dooley for Chairperson of Shannon Group, Rose Hynes to be replaced.
Public faith in the board of Shannon Group has been lost and Shannon Airport is at risk of falling behind Knock Airport, elected representatives declared this week.
Ryanair has dealt Shannon Airport a massive blow cutting three of its services there while increasing flights from Dublin Airport.
Shannon Airport are confident of filling the void left following Norwegian Air’s decision not to withdraw its services from Shannon, Cork and Dublin.
A continued grounding of Boeing 737 Max aircraft has taken €60 million out of the Mid-West economy according to Shannon Chamber who have lamented the lack of financial support provided to Shannon Airport by the Irish Government.
Shannon Airport has been dealt a setback as Norwegian Air have decided not to resume it’s transatlantic flights later this year.
Both Cork and Dublin Airports recorded increases in traffic last month while Shannon Airport went in the opposite direction.
Dublin’s dominance over Shannon Airport was further highlighted in passenger numbers for October. Shannon Airport’s figures for October show an overall five percent increase in total terminal traffic. A spokesperson for Shannon International Airport told The Clare Echo, “We expect this positive growth trend to continue as we head towards year end. We expect further…