UPDATE: Shannon Airport to reopen this Saturday 'weather permitting'

Jess Casey


Jess Casey



UPDATE: Shannon Airport to reopen tomorrow

SHANNON Airport is due to reopen this Saturday weather-permitting, after its closure due to disruption from Storm Emma. 

Shannon decided to close the airport from 6.00pm on Thursday evening due to numerous flight cancellations by its scheduled carriers, and in light of the red weather alert.

Runways have now been cleared of snow, a spokesperson confirmed. 

“Our airport snow crews were out ploughing the runway and taxi-ways all day today in severe weather conditions,” a Shannon Airport spokesperson said.

“Their efforts have proved successful and we are now clear to resume full operations from tomorrow morning, weather permitting.

“However, we strongly advise passengers intending to fly from, or travel to, Shannon Airport tomorrow to contact their relevant airline or check their website before travelling to the airport.

“We will continue to post regular flight updates on our twitter account @shannonairport, our facebook page www.facebook.com/shannon.airport.official, on our airport app and website www.shannonairport.ie as soon as we are notified."