Ryanair reintroduces Liverpool and Bristol routes

Ryanair reintroduces Liverpool and Bristol routes


File Photo: © Pat Flynn 2017

Shannon Airport has welcomed the return of two popular services which have been reintroduced by Ryanair.

The Liverpool and Bristol services are in addition to an extension of Ryanair’s Manchester frequencies – going six times weekly – and will see an additional 60,000 extra seats at Shannon this summer.

They will also bring to 17 the number of Ryanair services operating from Shannon this year, including a popular new Barcelona-Reus service launched last month.

With a 5% increase in passengers recorded in the first quarter, 2018 is shaping up to be a positive year for Shannon which will have 150 weekly departures during the summer season.  In addition to Ryanair’s growth, Shannon this year will also have its busiest transatlantic schedule for 17 years, with eight services operated to seven destinations. Early next month it will commence its Toronto service with Air Canada.

Shannon Airport Managing Director Andrew Murphy said: “Today is another exciting day in a positive year so far for us and the wider region. These new Liverpool and Bristol services not alone represent opportunities for passengers from Shannon to travel to what are two very popular cities but also represent a tourism opportunity for this region.

The UK is a huge market for us and it’s a case now of the promotional agencies getting in there and telling the story of the unique package we have here on the west coast to people who haven’t heard it before.”

Declan Power, Head of Aviation Development at Shannon Airport said: “These are two services that many members of the public were keen to see back on the schedule and we are delighted that Ryanair has answered the call.

Ryanair is a very significant player not just for Shannon Airport but this region, as reflected in the number of services they will operate from Shannon this year. Our ask now is, having got these services back, that the public takes advantage and makes the most of them.”

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.