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Published on September 1st, 2021 | by Alan Dwyer

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Shannon Welcomes Return of Aer Lingus Heathrow Service

The Shannon Group has welcomed the return of the Aer Lingus service between London Heathrow and Shannon Airport. From Monday 13th September the service will operate seven days a week for a period of ten weeks. The service will operate while Cork Airport is closed for the runway upgrade works. The flight will depart Heathrow at 14.45 and arrive in Shannon at 16.10 on Monday through Friday and Sunday, with a slightly earlier time on Saturday afternoons. Departure time from Shannon will be 17.00 and an 18.25 arrival in Heathrow. The route will be operated by an Airbus A321LR on all services except Monday’s when an A320 is used.

Commenting on the new route, CEO at the Shannon Group, Mary Considine said, “It is great to see the Heathrow service return to Shannon in what has been, and continues to be, an extremely difficult period for the aviation sector. We will be working closely with Aer Lingus to build the service and to resume long-haul services, however, airlines make decisions on routes based on a number of factors, one of the most important of which is how many passengers will travel on their flight. The best way to ensure the Heathrow service and indeed other routes remain for the long term is for people to support them. We have already seen encouraging up-take for the range of 18 air services we have launched since the lifting of travel restrictions. With Heathrow starting on September 13th, our new Luton service due to begin operation at the end of October and our existing Stansted and Gatwick services, we have the best connectivity to London airports since 2009 when we last had services to all four of the largest London airports. We have significant Covid-19 safety measures in place and our passengers can be confident when they choose to fly Shannon that we are focused on making their journey through the airport an easy and enjoyable experience. We would like to thank our customers for their loyalty and ask them for their continued support as we navigate our way back to recovery and growth which will take some time yet.”

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