Shannon Airport has received another blow following a decision by United Airlines to scale back services to Newark from the Mid-west facility.
Services will end on the earlier date of October 27th this year, having last year run until November 25th – the service will begin again on March 10th as planned.
It follows recent cutbacks by the airline to it’s Chicago route out of Shannon.
Shannon Airport has expressed disappointment over the decision, saying the United Newark service provides important connectivity for the business community in the region.
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Shannon Airport has expressed disappointment at the news that United Airlines is to reduce its Shannon to Newark service by one month in November.
A spokesperson for Shannon Airport said:
“In 2017, Shannon enjoyed its largest number of transatlantic destinations for 17 years, as five airlines operated to seven destinations.
Following the announcement last week that Norwegian is doubling capacity in March, coupled with the launch of flights to Toronto with Air Canada in June, we anticipate significant growth in transatlantic traffic in 2018.
The United Newark service provides important connectivity for the business community in the region and we are naturally disappointed with the decision.
Our customers will however still be able to avail of the Aer Lingus service to JFK and we are committed to working with United and all our airline partners to expand the Shannon – Newark service.”