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Happy 80th Shannon Airport

20th July 2019 - 9:30am

Happy 80th Shannon Airport

Happy 80th Shannon Airport

Shannon Airport is celebrating the 80th anniversary of the landing of the first passenger aircraft.

“Shannon holds a historic and important place in the history of world aviation”, Mary Considine (Acting CEO Shannon Group).

Shannon Airport celebrated 80 years as the centre piece and driver of the regional economy as it marks the landing of its first passenger aircraft way back on July 11th 1939.

Some 80 years ago to the day a Belgian airliner - tri-motor Sabena Davoia Marchetti S-73 – landed on the newly opened and then named Rineanna airfield and gave lift-off to what would soon after become known as Shannon Airport and an economic transformation of a region.

Fast forward the 80 years and Shannon Airport is today Ireland’s second-largest long-haul airport, the only one outside the capital offering direct flights to all key Irish markets – the UK, European mainland and US.


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Happy 80th Shannon Airport
Happy 80th Shannon Airport
Happy 80th Shannon Airport
Happy 80th Shannon Airport
Happy 80th Shannon Airport

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