Ireland gets more UK links
Low-cost carrier Ryanair has announced that it will offer eight new routes to and from Shannon, including several linking airports in the UK to the Irish city.
In the future, the airline will operate routes from Shannon to Birmingham, Luton and Leeds airports, as well as to Dublin, Fuerteventura, Kaunas, Riga and Tenerife. All these services are due to start in November.
The services to Birmingham and Luton will be daily services, while there will be three flights a week to Leeds.
From November, the airline also will increase the frequency of its services between Shannon and Edinburgh to one per day.
"We are delighted to see further expansion of Ryanair's operations, particularly the inclusion of Dublin in its route network, offering a daily return service," said Martin Moroney, the director of Shannon Airport.
"Ryanair now carries over 50 per cent of the terminal passenger traffic at Shannon airport and we look forward to working with them in the future as we expand our business."
Niall Gibbons, the director of corporate services at Tourism Ireland said that his organisation "warmly welcomed the announcement of the expansion of Ryanair services from Britain and mainland Europe into Shannon Airport".