Minister welcomes Shannon’s new transatlantic services

first_imgFacebook TAGSMinister Patrick O’DonovanNorwegian Air InternationalShannon airport Twitter WhatsApp Linkedin Urgent action needed to ensure Regional Air Connectivity Sad day for Limerick and Mid-West following Aer Lingus announcement – Mayor Michael Collins BusinessNewsMinister welcomes Shannon’s new transatlantic servicesBy Editor – February 23, 2017 727 Email Advertisementcenter_img Print One of the world’s most unusual aircraft arrives at Shannon Airport RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Shannon Airport “has been abandoned” Previous article€69 fares to US from Shannon announcedNext articleBeyond the neon runes Editor Minister Patrick O’DonovanMinister of State for Tourism and Sport Patrick O’Donovan TD has welcomed the addition of new transatlantic services from Cork and Shannon this summer.“This announcement from Norwegian Air International (NAI) is a significant and welcome development in the transatlantic aviation market and will further assist tourism growth in the Mid and South West,” the Minister said.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “With another new carrier to Shannon, we now see the Airport with its largest number of US services in over 17 years, this is very significant for Shannon and for the wider region it serves, from both a jobs and tourism perspective, and contributes to the government’s objectives on balanced regional development.“The new services will also be the first scheduled transatlantic flights for Cork, and will bring a welcome boost to the region. The government and in particular the Taoiseach, along with a range of State agencies, have been very supportive of NAI’s plans and we all welcome that the airline is now in a position to commence services,” Minister O’Donovan concluded.Irish tourism had a record breaking year in 2016, particularly from North America which increased by 19.4% compared to 2015 figures. Shannon Airport sawstrong growth with a 24% increase in passenger numbers.  After a number of years of decline, passenger numbers at Cork Airport grew by 8% to more than 2.23 million last year. Aer Lingus needs to clarify Shannon plans – Crowe Shannon Group Focused on Recovery and Rebuildinglast_img

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