Shannon Airport is experiencing some disruption, but remains operational
SHANNON Airport staff remains "fully operational" this Thursday with staff working in challenging conditions to keep the runway open.
However, the airport is experiencing a significant number of flight cancellations.
A spokesperson said this lunchtime: "As we are experiencing a significant number of flight cancellations at Shannon Airport we strongly advise passengers intending to fly from, or travel to, Shannon Airport today to contact their relevant airline or check their website before travelling.
"Shannon Airport remains fully operational as of now, with a number of scheduled flights taking off, due to the efforts of airport staff working through the night in challenging conditions to keep the runway operational. However, a number of airlines have now made the decision to cancel services in the interest of safety.
"Aer Lingus have cancelled all services for tomorrow until Saturday morning and Ryanair announced a number of cancellations, today and tomorrow. We await news from other airlines on their schedules. Shannon also today handled a United Airlines flight diversion (UA2740) from Brussels which was due to land in Dublin. This landed safely at Shannon Airport at 10.16am.
"We are currently managing weather challenges, but it is a fluid and evolving situation and we are monitoring developments closely. We have a 24 hour team in place at airport to minimise the severe weather conditions expected later today from Storm Emma. Passenger safety is our priority and we will be reviewing the situation as weather the events unfold," added the spokesperson.
Airport staff worked through the night in challenging conditions to keep the runway operational".
Good morning from SNN. We are experiencing some disruptions to our schedule this morning, however continue to operate.— Shannon Airport (@ShannonAirport) March 1, 2018
EI134 from Boston landed at 6:27
FR102 to London Stansted is being de-iced and prepared for departure. #BeastfromtheEast #StormEmma
Brian Buckley pic.twitter.com/Z8IZJIP91D
The inbound and outbound Shannon service to Edinburgh (EI3675/72) has been cancelled.
Match Postponed | Edinburgh v Munster has been postponed until the weekend of March 16/17/18 due to severe weather warnings that remain in place across the UK and Ireland. #EDIvMUN— Munster Rugby (@Munsterrugby) March 1, 2018
Shannon confirmed that it handled 20 flight diversions from Dublin and Cork Airports starting from 04.20 yesterday morning until midnight last night.
⚠️ Attention Passengers⚠️— Shannon Airport (@ShannonAirport) February 28, 2018
Arriving passengers returning to their cars parked at Shannon Airport can avail of our free jump start facility and de-icing spray.
If you require assistance, please visit our Car Park Office in the Arrivals Hall. pic.twitter.com/23Fm6ZF6Ar