Shannon Airport Predicts Strong Growth in 2018

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Shannon Airport has predicted strong growth in transatlantic traffic in 2018.

In its annual review, the airport has said that passenger traffic will grow by 20% over the coming year.


Transatlantic business is the highest yielding sector for the industry, with US and Canadian visitors staying longer and spending more than other markets.

Overall passenger numbers in 2017 rose by 0.2% to just over 1.75 million, compared to the previous year, more than 25% ahead higher than when it separated from Dublin Airport Authority in 2013.

There were 19,296 commercial terminal movements at the airport last year, an increase of 0.8% on 2016.

The positive outlook for 2018 follows recent announcements by both Norwegian and Ryanair of increased services out of the Mid West facility.

Shannon Airport will now operate eight transatlantic services across seven destinations with six different carriers, its largest number of transatlantic services in over 17 years.