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Good news for Shannon Airport as Aer Lingus adds Malaga to next year’s summer schedule

18 November 2013

Shannon Airport has today welcomed another significant addition to its 2014 schedule after Aer Lingus announced a new Malaga service to its summer destinations.  

The new service will see the airline fly from Shannon to the Costa del Sol’s busiest airport twice weekly, providing further connectivity for the West of Ireland to one of the most popular destinations for Irish holiday makers. 

In addition to the twice weekly Malaga flights, Aer Lingus also announced today that it is to return in April with its three-times weekly Faro service, which proved a major success in its first year this year after the airline added it to its 2013 Shannon summer schedule.   The strengthening of its European sun services next year follows the commencement of the airline’s weekly Lanzarote winter sun service, which will operate to the end of March.  The airline’s 2014 schedule will also see Aer Lingus almost double its frequencies on transatlantic routes from Shannon to New York and Boston, which will both go daily next year, strengthening the airport’s excellent US connectivity.  Transatlantic passengers will also benefit with access up to 40 destinations in North America with partner airline, Jetblue.

Welcoming the news, CEO of the Shannon Group plc. Neil Pakey Stated:  “We had an excellent summer this year in terms of new services and passenger growth and to be edging towards year end with yet another commitment for 2014 gives further confidence for the year ahead.  “Malaga is one of the most important destinations for holiday makers, servicing long-term favourites like Marbella, Benalmadena, Torremolinos, Fuengirola as well as other emerging areas like Estepona, Nerja, Mijas and many more.  Malaga airport is the gateway to these hugely popular resorts so this new service will be very welcome indeed.”  “We are also delighted to see Aer Lingus strengthen its transatlantic services next year.  This comes on the back of an excellent summer season this year on transatlantic, which saw up to 40% increases in month-over-month passenger numbers at Shannon.”

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