September 26, 2008

Ryanair to Increase Services From Shannon

Ryanair has announced that it will launch two new services and 26 additional weekly flights from the Shannon Airport in Ireland from November 2008.

The airline will base a sixth aircraft in Shannon which will allow it to launch two new routes to the Frankfurt-Hahn Airport in Germany and Newcastle, UK; and 26 additional weekly frequencies to destinations like Bristol, Edinburgh and Paris.

The sixth aircraft, which is accounts for an additional $70 million investment by Ryanair in Shannon, is expected to generate over 100 more jobs at the airport in 2008 winter.

Michael Leary, CEO of Ryanair, said: "These 26 new weekly flights will bring more than 5,000 added passengers each week to the Shannon Airport. To accommodate these new routes and increased frequencies we will stop flying the Shannon-East Midland route and reduce frequencies on the Shannon-Luton route from October 31, 2008."