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Shannon Group welcomes funding announcement for Shannon Airport

10/11/2020
Tuesday 10th November 2020: Welcoming today’s announcement of €80 million Government funding for the Irish aviation sector including Shannon Airport, Mary Considine, CEO, Shannon Group, which operates Shannon Airport said: “Today’s announcement of financial support for Shannon Airport and the aviation sector is very welcome.  It comes against the backdrop of the decimation suffered by the aviation sector and airports around the globe as a result of the pandemic, which has virtually grounded aviation.

“This funding will support our airport operations and our aviation partners next year, as we continue to manage our way through what will be a challenging few years ahead for aviation Together with the difficult cost containment measures we have had to put in place, the funding we will receive will allow us to navigate our way through this crisis.

“This has been a very difficult and uncertain time for our employees, and we thank them for their support throughout this challenging time. We would also like to thank Ministers Naughton and Ryan and the Department of Transport who have been extremely supportive throughout. Special thanks to our local politicians, the business community and all our stakeholders for their support in lobbying Government on our behalf.

“It is important to say that this support will benefit not only the airport, but businesses in this region and along the western seaboard who rely on our airport’s air services for their livelihoods. We look forward to engaging with the Department of Transport on the details of the funding allocation for Shannon.”

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