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West of Ireland travellers will benefit from new flight services between Shannon and two USA destinations on the east coast.
Shannon Group’s role as a key driver of regional economic growth has been underlined by increases in 2016 passenger and visitor numbers to Shannon Airport and Shannon Heritage, respectively.
Shannon Airport’s Christmas is set to get even better with passenger numbers over the festive season to increase by 5% on last year.
In 2015, Shannon Airport won an acclaimed international award at a ceremony in Durban, South Africa, and this year, the independent airport has again been shortlisted for the same award for the fourth year running, having put in another stellar performance over the last 12 months.
The news that consultants will have to be employed to carry out a strategic study of Knock airport and its future direction, which will not be ready until September, was greeted with dismay from the opposition benches at the May meeting of Mayo County Council. County manager Peter Hynes, who is also a board member of the airport, gave the elected members an update on the work of the strategic review body of the airport which has met twice in the recent past to plan its future. Mr Hynes told the meeting, “It’s best to have the right plan in place, not the quickest plan”. He said that consultants were close to being employed to carry out the survey, which will have to be part funded by the council along with the other interested bodies involved with the airport.
A proposed development of an enterprise park at Knock Airport designed to create up to 300 additional jobs over five years in aviation, tourism, marine, energy, food, and the life science sectors has been warmly welcomed as a good news story for the region.