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Ryanair Unveils Larger Summer 2023 Schedule For Shannon

Ryanair will launch a larger schedule in summer 2023 thanks to the addition of a third based aircraft which will serve 24 total routes, including new service to Béziers and Newcastle. In total, the carrier will offer over 180 weekly flights per week from Shannon.


Ryanair to Add Third Based Aircraft and Expand Their Schedule at Shannon for Summer 2023 - Courtesy Ryanair

On Thursday (October 6, 2022), Ryanair announced an expanded schedule to and from Shannon for summer 2023. The expansion will be made possible by the addition of a third based aircraft which will serve a total of 24 routes, including two new routes to Béziers and Newcastle. Ryanair has operated from Shannon for the last 35 years, carrying over 18 million passengers to date. The carrier has also invested heavily in the region, most recently by opening a state-of-the-art three-bay maintenance facility, representing a €10 million investment which created 200 high-skill local jobs. Ryanair’s summer 2023 Shannon schedule will deliver over 180 weekly flights, giving Shannon’s holidaymakers an abundance of sunshine and city getaways, while driving continuous tourism to the west of Ireland.


In Thursday’s announcment, Ryanair’s Director of Commercial, Jason McGuinness, said, “As Ireland’s no. 1 airline, Ryanair is delighted to celebrate 35 years of successful operations at Shannon Airport with the announcement of a 3rd based aircraft and bigger schedule for Summer’23 that offers over 180 weekly flights across 24 routes, including 2 new routes to Béziers and Newcastle. 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.


“To allow our customers and visitors to/from Shannon to plan ahead and book their Summer’23 getaway early at the lowest fares, we are launching a seat sale with fares available from just €24.99 for travel from April’23 until October’23, which must be booked by 8th October. To avail of these fantastic low fares, which will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com to avoid missing out.”


Also commenting on Ryanair’s expansion, Shannon Airport Group’s CEO, Mary Considine, said,


“We are delighted with today’s announcement. 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. I would like to thank our aviation development team for the work they have done with Ryanair.


“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.”

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.


Source: Ryanair

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