New Ryanair route to Ibiza from Shannon in 2019

New Ryanair route to Ibiza from Shannon in 2019

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File Photo: © Pat Flynn 2018

Ryanair has confirmed plans to operate a new route from Shannon to Ibiza as part of its 2019 summer schedule.

The first Ibiza service for Shannon will operate on Wednesdays and Sundays from early April to end of October 2019, strengthening sun holiday capacity to Shannon by another 22,000 seats.

Today‘s announcement comes with the airport enjoying its best summer season in a decade and recording growth of over 5% in the first half of the year.

Welcoming the announcement Andrew Murphy, Managing Director, Shannon Airport said: “2018 has been our best year in over a decade at Shannon but from planning perspective we have very much moved onto 2019 and this is a really good boost for the airport.  It comes off the back of Ryanair going year-round from next month on its Alicante service and the introduction of its Barcelona-Reus service this summer.

“Ibiza is a hugely popular destination for holiday makers and will mean that next year we will have eight services to Spanish sun holiday destinations”

Said Shannon Group CEO Matthew Thomas:  “Shannon Group is one of the most important drivers of economic growth in the country and Shannon Airport is integral to that.  We want to make it easy for holiday makers in our region to travel to sun destinations from their airport, and not have to make long journeys to get their flights abroad for summer and winter breaks.

“We’ve spent the last few years working very hard on building capacity back up and Ibiza is another service that was very much on our wish list and we are delighted now it on our summer schedule for 2019.  Ryanair is a major airline partner at Shannon and we look forward to working closely the airline to make this new and welcome service a success.”

Ryanair’s Robin Kiely said: “Ryanair is pleased to announce a new Shannon route to Ibiza, commencing in April 2019, which will operate twice-weekly as part of our Summer 2019 schedule.

To celebrate we are offering up to 25% off on over 1 million seats for travel from October to February. Since these amazing low fares will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com and avoid missing out.”

 

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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.

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