Funding for Shannon Airport – Shannon Airport recently received globally recognised accreditation for its efforts in tackling carbon emissions.
It will enable the airport to invest in vital infrastructure and rebuild in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic
Shannon Group CEO Mary Considine, has today welcomed the announcement of over €4.3 million in Shannon Airport funding under the Regional Airports Programme 2022 by Hildegarde Naughton TD, Minister of State at the Department of Transport.
Commenting on the announcement of the Shannon Airport funding, Ms Considine said, “The funding for Shannon Airport announced today by Minister Naughton is a very welcome support as we continue to manage our recovery. It will enable the airport to invest in vital infrastructure and rebuild in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“While we have made good strides in restoring air services at Shannon with 26 services to 11 destinations for summer 2022 secured, there is still a challenging few years ahead for the aviation sector. We are grateful for this Government support and will use it to continue to fund vital improvements to our airport infrastructure.
“Throughout the pandemic we have endeavoured to improve our airport and make the passenger experience more enjoyable and easier. We were the first state airport to install technology which allowed us to remove the 100ml rule on liquids in cabin bags, and we are committed to looking at further innovations across our Shannon Campus.”
Recently Shannon Group officially turned the sod on its latest commercial property development worth €8 million which will generate over 100 jobs during construction. The Group has started work on a multi-use industrial space spanning over 60,000 sq ft, located in the Shannon Campus at Shannon Free Zone.
The project will take 10 months to complete and will be constructed to international standards providing high energy performance from renewable sources, known as a Nearly Zero Energy Building (NZEB).
The new building is designed for both FDI and Irish enterprises seeking high-end multi-functional space, and is suitable for manufacturing, industrial and R&D use. It can be leased as either one unit, three separate commercial units (20,000 sq ft each), or two units at 40,000 sq ft and 20,000 sq ft respectively. Limerick based Nautic Building Co Limited have been appointed as the main contractor.
Conal Henry was announced as the next chair of the Shannon Group by the Republic’s Transport Minister Eamon Ryan in March.
This week Shannon Airport received globally recognised accreditation for its efforts in tackling carbon emissions.
The airport joins over 200 European airports engaged in one of six available certification levels of the Airport Council International (ACI) Europe’s Airport Carbon Accreditation programme.
The programme is a voluntary carbon management certification standard for airports, that independently assesses and certifies airports for their efforts in managing and reducing their carbon emissions.
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