A new report has found that Shannon Airport Group delivers a major contribution of almost four billion euro to the economy and supports over 20,300 jobs.
The analysis, independently produced by economic advisory firm Oxford Economics, is being launched at an event at Shannon Airport today, attended by Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Jack Chambers.
It found that Shannon Airport is an enabler of trade through the facilitation of imports and exports, and that tourism facilitiated by the airport is a major contributor to Irish GDP.
The report makes a number of recommendations, however, including that the Government should update aviation policy to help it achieve long term growth targets set out in Project Ireland 2040.
Author of the report Neill McCullough from Oxford Economics has been telling Clare FM’s Fiona Cahill that aviation policy is preventing Shannon Airport from reaching it’s full potential.
You can listen to the full interview below.