LONDON – Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair has announced two new routes for Shannon for the summer of 2023 and have plans to base a third aircraft at the airport which will create 30 new jobs.
The two newly announced routes are to Béziers in France and Newcastle in the UK. Béziers will be twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays and Newcastle will be three times weekly running on Tuesdays Thursdays and Sundays starting in March of 2023.
In celebration of the new route announcement, Ryanair are launching a seat sale with fares available from just €24.99 for travel from April ’23 until October ’23 which must be booked by 8th of October.
Ryanair now operates 24 routes out of Shannon next summer and and over 180 weekly flights. This is a 60% increase on pre-pandemic levels. The airline now operates a record number of flights out of Shannon.
Shannon airport statement
“The addition of two new routes and a third based aircraft here at Shannon demonstrates Ryanair’s continued commitment and is another vote of confidence in our airport,” CEO of Shannon Airport, Mary Considine said.
“Days like today, when an airline announces new services, are always very encouraging not only for the general public, but for those at the coalface of the tourism industry here and right along the Wild Atlantic Way, who rely on our air services to bring international visitors to their doors.”
“Aviation plays a critical role in our economy and serves as a driving force for tourism and business. The results from today’s announcement will provide further connectivity for Shannon and the region and highlights the considerable strides Shannon has made since the pandemic.”
“The results from today’s announcement will provide further connectivity for Shannon and the region and highlights the considerable strides Shannon has made since the pandemic.”
Commercial director Jason McGuinness said, “As Ireland’s number 1 airline, Ryanair is delighted to celebrate 35 years of successful operations at Shannon Airport with the announcement of a 3rd based aircraft and the biggest schedule for Summer of 2023 that offers over 180 weekly flights across 24 routes, including 2 new routes to Béziers and Newcastle.”
“Efficient operations and competitive airport charges provide the foundation from which Ryanair can deliver long-term traffic growth and increased connectivity.”
“We have worked directly with our partners in Shannon airport to agree terms which will deliver growth and investment at the airport, including a new €10 million maintenance facility, and improved services for those that live, work, or wish to visit the mid-west region of Ireland.”
Ryanair’s 35 years at Shannon
Ryanair have celebrated 35 years of successful operations in Shannon this year and remains committed to the airport for the foreseeable future. It has been understood that the Irish airline plans to add more routes to Shannon’s summer schedule within the next couple of weeks.
With many people deciding to use Shannon Airport instead of Dublin Airport due to many delays, this gives Ryanair the perfect opportunity.