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Almost 40,000 passengers to take off from Shannon for August bank holiday weekend

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Shannon Airport Bank Holiday – Passengers taking to the skies this bank holiday weekend from Shannon will experience the airport’s multi-million euro passenger screening system.

The airport’s Summer 2022 schedule offers 27 destinations in eleven countries

Almost 40,000 people are expected to travel through Shannon Airport this August Bank Holiday weekend as the airport is set to enjoy a bounce back. This is 87% of passenger numbers for the same period in 2019. 

The pent-up desire to take off on an overseas break following the past two years is evident, with destinations like Malaga, the Canary Islands, Alicante, Barcelona and Malta proving popular with Shannon Airport passengers.


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Those looking for a Shannon Airport Bank Holiday city break are jetting off to destinations such as London, Edinburgh, Budapest, and Marseille on last-minute getaways this weekend.  The airport’s Summer 2022 schedule offers 27 destinations in 11 countries, with 108 weekly frequencies to the US, UK and Europe.

Shannon Airport’s Operations and Commercial Director, Niall Maloney said: “We are delighted to welcome passengers through the airport this weekend and can see the demand out there for those well-deserved breaks. This is the largest number of passengers for this period in three years. 

“We are focused on making travel as easy as possible for our passengers and growing their travel options from Shannon Airport. In addition to our popular traditional routes, we have a number of new summer services this year, among these are Malta, Barcelona-Girona, Budapest, Edinburgh, and Corfu. We are also excited to welcome Vueling Airlines, a new carrier to Shannon, with their Paris service due to start in September.  

“We have worked hard to bring these services to our passengers and are focused on rebuilding and broadening the options available for them. In addition, we have worked with the other service providers at the airport to ensure that the journey for the Shannon Airport Bank Holiday weekend such as our US Preclearance, the airport sensory room, along with the short distance from our car parks to the terminal building, compliments our latest investment in high tech security screening and all adds to making the journey easier.” 

Passengers taking to the skies this bank holiday weekend from Shannon will experience the airport’s multi-million euro passenger screening system, which eliminates the 100 ml rule and cuts time spent through screening by half. Shannon is the first state airport in Ireland to introduce this time-saving security screening system. 

Shannon Airport Summer Routes

AlicanteRyanair
Barcelona ReusRyanair
Barcelona GironaRyanair
BirminghamRyanair
BostonAer Lingus
BudapestRyanair
CorfuRyanair
EdinburghRyanair
FaroRyanair
FuerteventuraRyanair
KaunasRyanair
KrakowRyanair
LanzaroteRyanair
London GatwickRyanair
London HeathrowAer Lingus
London StanstedRyanair
MalagaRyanair
MaltaRyanair
ManchesterRyanair
Marseille Ryanair
New YorkAer Lingus
NewarkUnited Airlines
PalmaRyanair
ParisVueling
TenerifeRyanair
WarsawRyanair
WroclawRyanair

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