Blow For Shannon As Ryanair Pulls Three Routes

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Shannon Airport has been dealt a blow with news that Ryanair has cut three routes from its schedule there from next season.

The routes to Bristol, East Midlands and Ibiza will no longer run from the Midwest facility from the New Year.


Shannon Airport’s parent company Shannon Group has expressed disappointment at the news that Ryanair is cutting three routes from its schedule from January.

Flights to Ibiza as well as Bristol and the East Midlands in England have all been cut from the airline’s 2020 schedule.

It’s the latest in a series of losses at Shannon – Norwegian Air’s withdrawal of services, owing to issues with the Boeing 737 Max 8 Aircraft, cost Shannon tens of thousands of passengers and represented a €60 million blow to the Midwest economy.

In its statement, Shannon Group goes on to say that in light of the slowdown in the global economy and Brexit uncertainty, this is a particularly challenging time for global aviation.

The news comes as the budget airline has announced an expansion of two its services from Cork Airport as well as a new route to Poland from there, while Dublin has gained an additional four routes.