Shannon Airport shortlisted for major award

Shannon Airport shortlisted for major award


Photo: © Pat Flynn 2017

Shannon Airport has been given another major vote of approval by the airline industry after it was shortlisted for the fifth consecutive year for the prestigious World Routes Marketing Awards.

After claiming the ‘Best Marketing of Airports’ award for an airport under 4million passengers last year for the second time in three years, Shannon has again been shortlisted for this year’s competition.

The World Routes Marketing awards recognise new air route successes from across the globe, making them one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the aviation industry.  Voted on by the airlines, the airports are nominated on the basis of exceptional marketing supports during the launch of new routes or the strengthening of existing services.

Shannon won the award in both 2016 and 2014 and was also ‘Highly Commended’ in 2015 and 2013, its inaugural year as an independent entity.  In the past twelve months alone, Shannon has welcomed new services from four airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, Lufthansa, Norwegian Air International and Kuwait Airways.

The winners of this year’s awards will be announced at a ceremony during the World Routes 2017 conference in Barcelona – a three day event attended by 3,000 airline, airport and tourism industry representatives.

Welcoming the inclusion of Shannon in the shortlist again, Airport Managing Director Andrew Murphy said:  “Our consistency in these awards is remarkable. They are the most prestigious awards in the industry annually and we have either won our category outright or been shortlisted every year since becoming an independent entity.  This is testament to the hard work of our team at Shannon and they deserve huge credit for keeping us right up there at the top of the industry globally.”

Head of Aviation Development for Shannon Airport Declan Power said: “Being shortlisted yet again speaks volumes about Shannon’s global standing in the industry. We come from incredible proud beginnings as an airport but these awards show that Shannon still rates right up there among the best airports in the world in the eyes of airlines.  We work hard at keeping our all our customers, whether airlines or passengers, happy and our success year-in-year-out in these awards shows that it is paying off.”


Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.