Welcoming the news that Aer Lingus will launch two new Shannon routes in 2020, Shannon Chamber said its focus now would be on using every opportunity to encourage its members to use these routes, which will connect Shannon with central Europe.
“This is a great development for Shannon. Connectivity to Europe is of interest to our members and I commend Aer Lingus for committing to these new services and showing their commitment to the region and their ambition to do more business in the future.
“It is also a reflection of the work being done by the team at Shannon Airport who have worked with Aer Lingus to bring their new routes to fruition. Paris and Barcelona are great destinations to have from Shannon, from both a business and tourism perspective. Shannon is the gateway to the Mid-West region’s vibrant industrial and business base and to the west of Ireland’s tourism offering and the spectacular Wild Atlantic Way. Gaining connectivity to these two great central European airports with catchments at both ends is therefore a great development for Shannon Airport and the Mid-West region
“Shannon Chamber will actively support and engage with members and regional stakeholders to ensure that that they are aware of these new services offered via Shannon Airport by Aer Lingus.
“The new services to Paris will commence on 29th March, while Barcelona will commence on 2nd May and will operate initially for the summer season on a 4 per-week and 3 per-week basis respectively until 31st October. We will use this lead-in time to raise awareness of these new routes.
“This will be done at every opportunity, through our events, stakeholder engagement and social media communications. We will be encouraging employers to raise awareness of these routes to their employees and to use every opportunity to message this to their employees when engaging in townhall meetings. Occupancy levels retain routes, so the onus is on everyone in the Mid-West region to use the new services to Paris and Barcelona being made available through Shannon Airport by Aer Lingus,” Ms Downes added.