Shannon Airport 'remains fully operational' despite snow and poor weather

Alan Owens

Reporter:

Shannon Airport

SHANNON Airport has said it remains fully operational this Wednesday morning despite heavy falls of snow overnight.

A spokesperson said the airport was "fully operational throughout last night and remains fully operational" this morning despite the weather conditions.

Indeed it received seven flight diversions between 4.20 am and 7am this morning as flights bound for Dublin diverted to Shannon Airport due to the temporary closure of Dublin Airport.

A Shannon Airport spokeswoman said: “While Dublin Airport reopened just before 0800hrs some of these flights have yet to depart Shannon to resume their journeys. Our first outbound service EI380 to London Heathrow departed on time at 7.30am.

"We are currently managing our own weather challenges and will continue to do so over the coming days. Due to the possibility of flight cancellations and delays at other airports, Shannon Airport is advising passengers intending to fly from, or travel to, Shannon Airport to contact their relevant airline or check their website in advance of their journeys with regard to any potential weather impacts.

"In the event that there are delays or changes to schedule, we will post same on our twitter account @shannonairport our facebook page www.facebook.com/shannon.airport.official and on our website www.shannonairport.ie as soon as we are notified. People travelling to the airport are also welcome to contact our information desk at + 353 61 712000 for any updates before making their journey."