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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.

Said 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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