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Shannon Airport statement re strengthening of Aer Lingus transatlantic services

03 July 2013

Shannon Airport has welcomed today's Aer Lingus announcement that it is to increase it's existing Boston and New York flights to daily services next year as a significant early boost for 2014.

The Boston service will go daily from January 6, with New York from end of March. 

Welcoming the announcement, SAA plc Chief Executive Neil Pakey said the decision confirms the very strong market there is for transatlantic services at Shannon.

"2013 is proving a very good year on transatlantic already at Shannon as summer services will see an increase of up to 25% in passenger numbers.  To have Aer Lingus make this early commitment for 2014 is another hugely positive development for Shannon and, particularly, for passengers seeking access on transatlantic services.

"Shannon Airport, which is one of only two airports in the country with flights to and from the US and Canada, services a region from Cork right up to the North West so this is a very significant announcement.  It will see Aer Lingus carry up to 50,000 additional passengers on transatlantic in 2014 so we thank them very much for this commitment," said Mr Pakey.

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