‘Business as usual’ at Shannon Airport during Trump visit

‘Business as usual’ at Shannon Airport during Trump visit


Photo: © Pat Flynn 2017

Shannon Airport has confirmed that it will be ‘business as usual’ during the visit to Ireland of US President Donald Trump next week.

Air Force One, the US president’s official aircraft, will touch down at Shannon Airport on June 5th while Mr Trump and his wife will stay at his family-owned hotel and golf resort in Doonbeg.

Passengers travelling to the airport are being advised to allow an additional 15 minutes extra travel time for the duration of the President’s visit as additional security measures will be in place on the approach road to the airport and car parks from now until Friday 7th June.

Security had been stepped at Shannon Airport before formal confirmation of the visit was made. Gardaí have been stopping cars at a security road box at the entrance to the airport since May 16th.

Passengers are advised to allow an additional 15 minutes extra travel time as additional security measures are in place – Photo: © Pat Flynn 2019

A spokesperson for Shannon Airport said: “All visitors to the airport during the period are advised to have photo ID, and intending passengers should have photo ID and valid flight documentation available.

“If passengers have any concerns about the departure time of their flight, they are advised to contact their airline.  As always we would like to thank our valued customers for flying Shannon,” the spokesperson added.

For further updates, passengers can keep in touch with the airport on the social media channels including on Facebook and Twitter.

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.