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Signs of recovery at Shannon Group as flights and property investment take-off

19th May 2022 - 3:30pm

Mary Considine (Shannon Group CEO)

Mary Considine (Shannon Group CEO)

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Mary Considine (Shannon Group CEO) has confirmed that Shannon Group is seeing signs of recovery as the airport gears up for a busy summer. The Group has also been putting the necessary steps in place to accelerate the next phase of its investment at its Shannon Campus with €30 million already planned for projects starting in 2022. Ms Considine’s comments come following today’s publication of Shannon Group’s 2021 annual report

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Positivity at the Airport as Key Air Services Restored.

“After two hard years, we are finally seeing the clouds part as we work our way through the post-pandemic era. Central to this has been the restoration of our year-round London Heathrow service providing 20 flights per week, a range of European air services, and flights to the United States.  In March, we welcomed the return of our Aer Lingus daily year-round services to New York (JFK) and Boston, along with United Airlines’ daily seasonal service to Newark”.

 

“We are the only airport on the west coast of Ireland offering transatlantic services, as well as providing full US pre-clearance to commercial passengers and private jets. We are pleased that we have secured services to 26 destinations in 11 countries from Shannon for our passengers this summer, with more Ryanair services this year compared to 2019”, says Ms Considine.

 

Passenger numbers at Shannon Airport increased by 8% in 2021, with almost 380,000 passengers using the airport last year, compared to just over 352,000 in 2020. However, this is still down 78% on 2019 passenger numbers.

 

“While there is still a significant journey ahead of us and full recovery is some way off yet, our business strategy, which initially focused on survival, is now firmly in the recovery and rebuilding phase”, says Ms Considine.

 


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