Shannon Airport Management Defend Growth Record

Management at Shannon Airport insists that the temporary loss of routes at the midwest facility, is a direct result of the worldwide grounding of the Boeing Max 737 aircraft, and beyond the control of the airport.

It follows criticism of a perceived slowdown in growth, following a dip in tourism numbers nationally.

Latest figures from the CSO show that the number of British and European visitors slid by 4.3 and 4.4% respectively, but despite this North American visitors are continuing to climb, with over 260,000 Americans and Canadians coming here last month alone.


East Clare Tourism Provider, Eoin O’Hagan has called for Shannon Airport to be marketed aggressively.

But Deputy CEO of Shannon Group, Mary Considine says the airport has gone from strength to strength in recent years.