Galway-Tuam motorway extension a major boost for Shannon Airport passengers
24 July 2012
The Director of Shannon Airport, Mary Considine has described the green-light for the Gort-Tuam motorway under the Government stimulus programme as a significant boost for passengers across the wider West of Ireland.
“The announcement by Government that the Gort to Tuam motorway will proceed under its major stimulus programme is very positive news for passengers and our airport alike.
“The completion of the motorway to Galway and further to Tuam will significantly enhance travel times to and from Shannon Airport for our existing catchment and also open up a wider market for our services.
“Shannon, which this summer has services to 33 destinations, has for over 65 years been the premier gateway for passengers into and from for the West of Ireland. Today we remain the only airport on the entire western seaboard with transatlantic services and connectivity into one of Europe’s four major hubs, Heathrow so this improvement in the road network will benefit many people accessing our services.
“Improving accessibility to our airport with this motorway extension is a really significant development. We very much welcome the announcement and the exposure of our services to a wider market that it will bring.”
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