Newcastle gains Shannon route as Ryanair expands Irish airport network

A route to Newcastle is being added as part of an expanded summer 2023 network issued by Ryanair from Shannon.

The no-frills airline has scheduled more than 180 flights a week from the Irish airport with Beziers in southern France the second new destination.

A third aircraft is being deployed from Shannon next summer curating 30 jobs at the airport.

The airline will serve 24 routes as it marks 35 years of operation from Shannon.

Commercial director Jason McGuinness said: “Efficient operations and competitive airport charges provide the foundation from which Ryanair can deliver long-term traffic growth and increased connectivity. 

“We have worked directly with our partners in Shannon airport to agree terms which will deliver growth and investment at the airport, including a new €10 million maintenance facility, and improved services for those that live, work, or wish to visit the mid-west region of Ireland.”

Airport chief executive Mary Considine added: “The addition of two new routes and a third based aircraft here at Shannon demonstrates Ryanair’s continued commitment and is another vote of confidence in our airport. We know our customers will be excited by these two new destinations.

“Days like today, when an airline announces new services, are always very encouraging not only for the general public, but for those at the coalface of the tourism industry here and right along the Wild Atlantic Way, who rely on our air services to bring international visitors to their doors.

“Aviation plays a critical role in our economy and serves as a driving force for tourism and business. 

“The results from today’s announcement will provide further connectivity for Shannon and the region and highlights the considerable strides Shannon has made since the pandemic.”

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