Ryanair’s Shannon winter schedule: New routes, investment and jobs

Ryanair and Shannon Airport staff at the airport terminal building.
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Ryanair has unveiled its Shannon winter 2023/2024 schedule, introducing 18 routes, including two new Faro and Liverpool routes.

This announcement promises a blend of winter sun getaways and captivating weekend city breaks.

In addition to these new routes, Ryanair has also ramped up its flight frequencies on six other popular routes, namely Alicante, Krakow, Lanzarote, Malaga, Tenerife, and Wroclaw.

The expansion doesn’t end with new routes and increased flight frequencies. Ryanair is set to base one of its state-of-the-art Gamechanger aircraft at Shannon Airport for the winter 2023/2024 season.

This decision represents a substantial $300 million investment and will generate more than 1,000 local jobs, including 30 well-compensated positions for pilots, cabin crew members, and engineers.

These Gamechanger aircraft are in high demand at airports across Europe due to their remarkable environmental benefits: they reduce CO2 emissions by 16%, noise emissions by 40%, and are capable of carrying 4% more passengers than traditional aircraft.


Shannon 23/24 Winter Schedule

Here’s what you can expect from Ryanair’s Shannon winter 2023/2024 schedule:

New Gamechanger Aircraft: With the addition of one Gamechanger aircraft, Ryanair’s Shannon-based fleet will total three, bolstering the region’s air travel capabilities.

$300 Million Investment in Shannon: The significant investment emphasizes Ryanair’s commitment to the Shannon region’s growth and development.

18 Routes, Including Faro and Liverpool: The expansion of routes offers an array of travel options for both winter sun seekers and city break enthusiasts.

Increased Frequency on 6 Routes: Passengers will enjoy more flexibility and choices on popular routes, including Alicante, Krakow, Lanzarote, Malaga, Tenerife, and Wroclaw.

Over 1,000 Local Jobs: The expansion creates numerous employment opportunities, including 300 highly paid positions for pilots, cabin crew, and engineers, stimulating the local economy.

Shannon Traffic Growth: The Shannon region is set to witness a significant boost in air traffic, with over 1.4 million passengers expected annually.

Serving Shannon Airport

Ryanair’s commitment to Shannon Airport extends back over three decades, during which it has served over 18 million passengers.

The airline has also invested significantly in the region, including a cutting-edge 3-bay maintenance facility with a €10 million price tag, generating 200 high-skill jobs for the local workforce.

To celebrate the launch of the airline’s winter 2023/2024 schedule and the introduction of the Faro and Liverpool routes, the airline has initiated a limited-time seat sale, with fares available for as low as €29.99, exclusively at www.ryanair.com.

Dara Brady, Ryanair’s Director of Digital & Marketing, highlighting the wide range of travel opportunities the new schedule provides.

Brady also emphasized the addition of the Gamechanger aircraft and its positive impact on the environment, the local economy, and Ryanair’s commitment to Shannon Airport.

Mary Considine, CEO of The Shannon Airport Group, welcomed the budget carrier’s winter schedule and the positive impact it will have on the region, including the creation of over 1,000 jobs and increased connectivity for both business and leisure travelers during the winter months.

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