Strong demand for Shannon transatlantic services as Aer Lingus returns early
13 March 2013
Shannon Airport has today welcomed the early launch of Aer Lingus’ US
schedule for the summer season as a vote of confidence in the demand
for transatlantic services at Shannon.
The departure of the Aer
Lingus service to Boston this afternoon sees the airline commence its
transatlantic services earlier this year and is particularly timely as
it takes in the St. Patrick’s weekend festivities.
Flights will operate from Shannon to Boston four times weekly and to New York three times weekly.
Head of Aviation Development at Shannon Airport Declan Power: "The
summer season does not officially begin until the end of the month but
there's definitely a sense that it's kicking off early for us this year
with Aer Lingus commencing its transatlantic services earlier and in
time for St Patrick's weekend.
“New York and Boston, inbound and
outbound, are key markets, with significant demand so we are delighted
to welcome Aer Lingus back today."
Aer Lingus Director of
Communications, Declan Kearney added, “This year is a big year for Aer
Lingus’ transatlantic services. We have an earlier start to the year at
Shannon and we’re increasing frequency at Dublin. We’re hopeful that the
positive trend in visitor numbers from the United States will continue
throughout the year.”
Shannon airport this year will see its summer season transatlantic capacity increase by 25%.
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