Loss Of Ryanair Routes At Shannon “Backward Step” For Development Of Midwest

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The loss of three Ryanair routes at Shannon Airport has been described as a “backward step” for the development of the Midwest region.

The budget airline announced its 2020 schedule yesterday, which revealed that the routes to East Midlands, Bristol and Ibiza have all been cut from Shannon from January.

This comes despite Ryanair adding four routes at Dublin Airport and expanding two and putting a new one in place at Cork.


Cathaoirleach of the Shannon Municipal District Independent Councillor Gerry Flynn says it’s another blow for the airport, following a series of flight losses this year:

Clare’s Fine Gael Senator Martin Conway has also been expressing concern at the move.

He says it’s time to start looking at other airlines to fill the void being left by the likes of Ryanair and Norwegian Air.