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Shannon Airport Facts

Start of Operation

1945
 

Operating Hours

24 hours per day, 365 days per year.


Location

On the west coast of Ireland 24 kilometres north of Limerick city, 22 kilometres south of Ennis town and 90 kilometres south of Galway.


Airport Operating Company

Shannon Airport Authority DAC.
 

Runway

06/24 - length 3199 metres - width 45 metres plus 8 metre shoulders each side.
Surface asphalt.
Category 2 (Runway 24).
Aircraft stands: 30
 

Weather

Shannon is known for its temperate climate and excellent year round weather record.
Click here to see details of our weather record.
 

Awards

2015
  • Aviation Sustainability & Environment Award
    Aviation Industry Awards 2015

  • Best International Access 
    Irish Tourism Industry Awards 2015

  • Airport Achievement Award 2014/15
    European Regions Airline Association

  • Category Winner Best Airport Marketing Award
    World Routes

  • Airport Achievement Award
    Irish Aviation Industry Awards

2016
  • Category Winner Best Airport Marketing Award
    World Routes

  • Airport Achievement Award
    Irish Aviation Industry Awards

  • Best Brand
    Chambers Ireland InBusiness Recognition Awards

  • Best CSR & Community Award
    Limerick Chamber of Commerce Business Awards

2017
  • Category Winner Best Airport Marketing Award
    World Routes

  • Category Winner Best Airport Marketing Award 
    Routes Europe