The Shannon Airport Group is expressing confidence that a new aircraft based at the Midwest facility will be transformational for future route expansion.
It follows the launch of Ryanair’s 2023/24 Winter schedule for the Clare base, which will see the addition of two new destinations, 200 flights and 30 pilot and cabin crew posts.
The progress has been enabled by the low cost carrier’s decision to locate a new Boeing 737-8200 ‘Gamechanger’ aircraft on-site which has capacity for 197 passengers and emitts 16% less CO2 than its rivals.
Shannon Airport CEO Mary Considine believes there is a major opportunity for further growth.
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