RYANAIR has announced it is to retain five routes from Shannon running this summer through the winter months.
At a press conference this morning, the budget carrier confirmed it will continue to run services to Berlin, Fuerteventura, Krakow, Paris-Beauvais and Warsaw after the end of its summer schedule.
Ryanair will also fly twice daily to London Stansted, at 6.35 in the morning, returning at 8.30am.
In the evening, it will fly from Stansted at 7.15pm, and leave Shannon at 9.10pm.
Its flights to London Gatwick and Liverpool remain unchanged, as do its services to Lanzarote and Wroclaw in Poland.
Ryanair’s chief operating officer David O’Brien said the addition of flights was as a result of Shannon Airport’s lowering of fees, and the scrapping of the travel tax.
Shannon Airport CEO Neil Pakey expressed his satisfaction at the announcement, which effectively sees Ryanair continuing to operate 10 routes through winter from the airport.
“The timing of this announcement couldn’t be better for the rising numbers coming from all over Ireland selecting Shannon as an easy gateway for both business as well as holiday flights,” he said.
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