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.
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.
As we prepare for the US Presidential visit we would ask ALL visitors to allow 15 minutes extra time when travelling to the airport & to bring valid photo I.D.
Passengers are advised to have valid flight documentation ready.
Thank you 😀✈️ pic.twitter.com/HBmLi1nK2G
— Shannon Airport (@ShannonAirport) May 29, 2019