Shannon Airport gains six new Ryanair routes

The carrier is set to introduce two other services this week from the Irish hub to Corfu and Gran Canaria 

Irish low-cost airline, Ryanair has announced the arrival of six new routes at Shannon Airport, bringing its total number of services from the hub to 18 this winter.  

Additionally, the carrier has stated that it will restore its second based aircraft at the site.  

Two other routes to Corfu and Gran Canaria are expected to begin later this week.  

Shannon Airport
Photo Shannon Airport

Mary Considine, CEO of Shannon Group, believes the announcement is “another important step on our road to recovery”.  

She added: “There is intense competition globally for air services as countries try to recover from the virtual closing down of international travel. Recovery from the devastation caused by the pandemic will take time, with aviation analysts predicting that it will take a number of years for passenger numbers to recover to anything like 2019 levels.  

“As we work to rebuild our air services, I am proud of our team who have worked closely with Ryanair to secure these latest winter air services to London/Luton, Budapest, Fuerteventura, Edinburgh, Turin and Birmingham, for the people of our region to enjoy.” 

In addition, the gateway’s existing services to London/Stansted, London/Gatwick, Manchester, Krakow, Wroclaw, Warsaw, Kaunas, Tenerife, Lanzarote, Malaga, Alicante and Gran Canaria (Las Palmas), will continue to operate throughout the winter. 

Elsewhere, the low-cost carrier recently expanded its route network from Belfast/City Airport, adding flights to Ibiza, Valencia and Milan.