Shannon set to reopen Saturday morning

Shannon set to reopen Saturday morning


Photo: © Pat Flynn 2018

Shannon Airport is ready reopen tomorrow morning, weather permitting.

Airport management took the decision to close at 6.00pm on Wednesday after airlines cancelled services and the Red Weather Alert took effect.

The airport was however fully operation up until it dispatched one final flight at 6.40pm.

In the meantime, crews worked through the night and all day today to ensure the airport’s runway and taxiways were serviceable.

An airport spokeswoman said: “Our airport snow crews were out ploughing the runway and taxi-ways all day today in severe weather conditions. Their efforts have proved successful and we are now clear to resume full operations from tomorrow morning, weather permitting.


Airport crews work all day to ensure the runway and taxiways were clear -Photo: © Pat Flynn 2018

“However, we strongly advise passengers intending to fly from, or travel to, Shannon Airport tomorrow to contact their relevant airline or check their website before travelling to the airport.

“We will continue to post regular flight updates on our twitter account @shannonairport, our facebook page, on our airport app and website as soon as we are notified,” the spokeswoman added.

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.