Blow to Shannon Airport as flight suspended

Nick Rabbitts

Reporter:

Nick Rabbitts

SHANNON Airport has suffered a blow with the news that Aer Arann is to suspend its service to Bristol for the winter.

SHANNON Airport has suffered a blow with the news that Aer Arann is to suspend its service to Bristol for the winter.

The service will operate up to and including Sunday, September 30.

Low passenger numbers are being blamed for the suspension of the service.

In a statement, a spokesperson for Aer Arann said Aer Lingus Regional remain fully committed to its Shannon base and will now focus on developing existing services from Shannon airport.

Aer Arann’s interim chief executive Sean Brogan said: “Aer Lingus Regional has a strong presence in Shannon Airport and we remain fully committed to our Shannon base. Our experience shows us that the Shannon-Bristol service is a seasonal route that is reasonably busy in summer but less busy in winter when fewer people travel.”

The airline also has routes going to Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol and Rennes in France. It employs 30 staff in Shannon.