Securing flights from Shannon Airport to Paris plus encouraging French business to set up in the Mid-West post Brexit were among the key issues discussed between a Clare contingent and the Honorary Consul of France.
*Ray O’Driscoll. Ray O’Driscoll has been appointed to the new position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Shannon Group.
One of the last wishes of the late comedy great Brendan Grace was carried out at Shannon Airport on Tuesday afternoon as his photos was added to their ‘wall of fame’.
*Pictured L-R are Pat O’Brien, Niall Maloney, Loretto Duggan and Joe Noonan. Photograph: Arthur Ellis. In an attempt to raise €20,000 for their charity programme, Shannon Group staff will be cycling 787km across three days in September.
Shannon Airport are confident of filling the void left following Norwegian Air’s decision not to withdraw its services from Shannon, Cork and Dublin.
This month marked the tenth anniversary since the introduction of US preclearance services at Shannon Airport, €40m has been invested by Shannon Group at the Airport in half the amount of time.
Norwegian Air has confirmed it will not be resuming transatlantic flights from Shannon or any other Irish airport.
Adare Manor’s hosting of the 2026 Ryder Cup “will be the single most important event ever for promotion of the region,” Shannon Group have declared.
“A change in policy and mindset” is needed to lead to a greater use of Shannon Airport which one elected representative of Clare County Council felt has been “completely abandoned”.
*Shane Lowry hitting off on the twelfth tee during the first round of the 2019 DDF Irish Open at Lahinch. Photograph: Brian Arthur Shannon Airport’s lack of presence and marketing during The DDF Irish Open at Lahinch has been questioned and criticised as “an incredible failure”.