New routes to Shannon confirmed
Tags: Aer Lingus, Heathrow airport, Ireland, London Gatwick, Shannon
Aer Lingus has announced that it will start a new daily service between Shannon Airport and London Gatwick in March, in a move that will improve air transport links between the west of Ireland and England’s capital.
Declan Kearney, Aer Lingus director of communications, believes the new service will give air passengers greater choice when flying to and from the town.
He said: “This new daily service will provide Aer Lingus customers with the first early morning flight from London to the Shannon region.
“It will complement the existing London Heathrow service, which operates three times daily, broadening the choice for business and leisure travellers in and out of the Mid-West region.”
Aer Lingus will fly to nine destinations out of Shannon when the service begins on March 29, including Paris, New York and Boston and regional services to Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow and Manchester.
The daily service could help boost tourist numbers in Shannon, which has plenty of attractions to keep even the most hard-to-please holidaymakers entertained, including river walks, hiking, cycling and horse-riding trails, shops, restaurants and bars.
Furthermore, business owners with trading links in Shannon will find it easier to travel directly to the town for meetings when the new service begins as they will have a greater choice of airlines to fly with.
Copyright Press Association 2011