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Published on December 22nd, 2020 | by Alan Dwyer

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Ryanair to Reopen Shannon Base in April 2021

Ryanair has announced today that it will re-open its base at Shannon Airport in April 2021. Shannon Airport has worked closely with Ryanair in delivering incentives to rebuild traffic ahead of the Summer 2021 season. Speaking at the announcement of the base reopening Mary Considine, CEO, Shannon Group which operates Shannon Airport said “We are delighted with today’s announcement by Ryanair which shows their continued commitment to Shannon. The confirmation of one Ryanair based aircraft and 14 routes recommencing at Shannon Airport in April 2021 is an early Christmas present and is a very positive end to what has been an extremely tough year for the airport and aviation. As we rebuild from the devastation of the pandemic this is great news for the regions tourism and business communities who rely on these services for their livelihoods. With the planned roll-out of the vaccines expected in early 2021, people can now begin to once again plan to visit friends and relatives , travel for business and take that well deserved overseas holiday after what has been a very tough year for so many.”

Also speaking in Shannon today as the base was relaunched, CEO of Ryanair DAC, Eddie Wilson, said “Ryanair has a long standing relationship with Shannon, flying our first passengers from Shannon Airport in 1987. The airport has worked tirelessly with Ryanair over the last number of months to secure capacity ahead of next summer and we’re delighted that this re-opening of the Ryanair base will restore Shannon’s connectivity and support the economic recovery of the Mid-West next year. This is great news for the Mid-West in supporting employment particularly within the region’s tourism sector, which will benefit from pent-up demand now that vaccines will be widely available next year.

The Shannon base will have 14 routes operating for the Summer 2021 season with 32 weekly flights. The routes are now available to book on the Ryanair website and fares start from just €19.99 in the seat sale for flights taken before the end of May.

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