Ryanair Adds Service From Shannon to Naples and Porto for Summer 2023
Ryanair has added Naples and Porto to their summer 2023 flying program from Shannon, expanding the schedule to 26 routes, a 35 percent capacity increase versus summer 2022. This follows the addition of a third based aircraft, representing a $300M regional investment.
On Thursday (November 24, 2022), Ryanair announced the addition to Naples and Porto to their summer 2023 schedule from Shannon, expanding their offer to 26 destinations, a 35 percent capacity increase compared to last summer. This follows the unveiling of the carrier’s S23 schedule last month, along with the addition of a third based aircraft, representing a $300 million investment in the mid-west region. Ryanair will offer over 180 weekly flights from Shannon in summer 2023, and with the schedule expansion, will support over 880 jobs in the region, including nearly 300 direct jobs. Over the last 35 years, the carrier has carried over 18 million passengers from Shannon, and the company continues to invest in the region, including the recent opening of a €10 million three-bay MRO facility at Shannon, creating over 200 new high-skill jobs in County Clare.
In Thursday’s announcement, Ryanair’s Dara Brady, said,
“With Easter and Summer ’23 fast approaching, we are delighted to be bringing even more choice and value to our customers in the mid-west of the country with the addition of a further 2 new routes – Naples and Porto – to our Summer ‘23 schedule for Shannon, delivering over 180 weekly flights across an unbeatable selection of 26 exciting must-see sunny hotspots and vibrant city break destinations across Europe. To mark this good news, we’ve launched a limited-time seat sale for early bird customers looking to bag themselves a recession busting bargain on their Summer ’23 holiday with fares starting from just €29.99 available now on Ryanair.com.”
Also commenting on Ryanair’s schedule expansion, Shannon Airport Group’s CEO, Mary Considine, added,
“This is fantastic news for our passengers and another win for Shannon Airport, due to the hard work of our Aviation Development team. Porto is a great coastal city with incredible history, while Naples offers so much to see and do, and opens opportunities for passengers to explore the wonderful Amalfi coastline. These destinations will provide further connectivity for Shannon and the region, and highlights Shannon’s continued growth since the pandemic. Today’s announcement is also extremely encouraging for our tourism industry across the region and along the Wild Atlantic Way, and these services will complement the exciting variety of destinations Shannon Airport has to offer for Summer ‘23.”
Ryanair Holdings, plc is Europe’s largest airline conglomerate and the parent company of Buzz, Lauda, Malta Air, and Ryanair DAC. The airline carries over 150 million passengers annually with more than 2,500 daily departures. Ryanair serves over 200 destinations in 40 countries with a fleet of 505 aircraft including 409 Boeing 737NGs, 67 Boeing 737-8200s and 29 Airbus A320s with Lauda. Currently, the low-cost carrier has nearly 150 Boeing 737-8200s on order, and will grow their fleet to 600+ aircraft by 2026. Ryanair has maintained a stellar safety record for nearly 40 years and prides itself on being “Europe’s greenest cleanest airline group,” promising customers a reduction in CO2 emissions of up to 50%, versus the “Big 4 EU major airlines.” The company continues to grow across Europe and plans on carrying 225 million passengers annually by 2026.