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Shannon Airport welcome for Local Area Plan

11 December 2012

The Director of Shannon Airport, Mary Considine, has today, Tuesday, 11 December 2012 welcomed the publication of the Shannon Town and Environs Local Area Plan 2012-2018 as another timely boost for the long term strategic development of the Airport and surrounding land-banks.  Speaking after a meeting of Clare County Council at Shannon Airport, where Local Area Plan was launched this afternoon, Ms Considine said: “The Plan supports not just autonomy for Shannon Airport but also the development of Shannon as an international aviation services centre.  “The designation of a Strategic Development Area encompassing the Airport zoned lands is a further illustration of Clare County Council’s continuing support for Shannon Airport. Having a framework in place from the local authority that supports the development goals from a passenger and business perspective for the airport going forward complements our own plans for building a sustainable future for the airport, its staff and the West of Ireland region.”

The launch of Local Area Plan is the latest in a number of positive events for Shannon over recent weeks.  It follows the securing of a number of new services for 2013 on transatlantic and European schedules, as well, of course, as last week’s announcement on the separation of the airport and subsequent budget measures for aviation in Ireland, which we intend to take advantage of.

“While there are challenges ahead, we will enter 2013 with a great deal of positivity.  We intend to capitalise on the confluence of opportunities coming together for Shannon so that we can build a sustainable future for the airport, its staff and the wider region.”

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