Ryanair Extends UK Services From Shannon

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Shannon Airport has been given a major boost with news that Ryanair is to add a number of new UK routes there.

The budget airline is to extend its existing Manchester service, while restoring routes to Liverpool and Bristol that were cut in recent years.


Today’s news will see Ryanair operating a total of 17 destinations out of Shannon Airport this year.

From May 17th, the airline will begin a twice a week service to Bristol, while two days later a three times a week Liverpool route will take off.

Ryanair did previously operate routes to both these cities – Liverpool and Bristol services were cut in 2012, with high costs blamed for the move at the time.

As well as restoring these flights, Shannon is also to extend its Manchester service.

Ryanair currently flies return routes between both airports four days a week – this is to increase to six.

In welcoming the move, Shannon Group CEO Matthew Thomas says 2018 is going to be a year of growth for the MidWest facility.