Ryanair launches Winter 2018 schedule with 11 routes from Shannon Airport

Alan Owens

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Ryanair’s Kenny Jacobs

Ryanair’s Kenny Jacobs

RYANAIR has launched its Winter 2018 schedule which includes 11 routes in total from Shannon Airport.

The low-cost airline launched its "biggest ever" winter schedule this Monday, which it said would deliver upwards of 775,000 passengers to Shannon annually, a figure that it said was up 7%.

From Shannon, the airline will operate 11 routes in total including once weekly to Lanzarote, twice daily to London Stansted and twice weekly to Krakow.

The routes will support 600 jobs on site annually at Shannon, Ryanair said, delivering 775,000 passengers per annum.

In total, with nine new routes and more flights on 11 other routes from Dublin, Shannon, Cork, Knock and Kerry airports, Ryanair is set to grow by 5% in Ireland, it said.

Ryanair recently announced that it was adding two new routes and is to increase frequency on an existing UK service from Shannon this year. The airport has said it is looking forward to a 'year of growth' in 2018.

"We are pleased to launch our biggest ever Irish Winter 2018 schedule, which includes 9 new routes and more flights on 11 other routes, which will deliver 15.6 million customers p.a. and support 11,700 jobs at Dublin, Shannon, Cork, Knock and Kerry airports, as Ryanair grows by 5% in Ireland," said Ryanair's Kenny Jacobs.

"Ryanair customers already spend €2 billion in Ireland, and this 5% growth in traffic will facilitate an additional €200 million in spending by international tourists.

"To celebrate the launch of our Irish Winter 2018 schedule, we are releasing seats for sale from just €19.99, which are available for booking until Friday (2 March) for travel from March to May. Since these amazing low prices will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com and avoid missing out," he added.