Ryanair will further expand its operations at Shannon Airport and reintroduce a twice-weekly service to Liverpool.
The welcome news for Shannon comes soon after the recent confirmation of new services to Porto in Portugal and Naples in Italy from next March. Also in March 2023, Ryanair will operate a twice-weekly service to and from Liverpool. The first flight will take place on March 26th and operate on Fridays and Sundays.
The Friday flight from Liverpool, FR5225, will arrive in Shannon at 7.55am with the outbound leg, FR5224, departing at 8.20am. On Sundays, FR5224 will arrive in the Mid-West airport at 8.55pm and return to Liverpool at 9.30pm.
The announcement had already been confirmed by Liverpool John Lennon Airport and the news has been welcomed in Shannon.
Mary Considine, CEO, The Shannon Airport Group said: “It is great to see our partnership with Ryanair delivering further for our region. We are delighted to see Ryanair continue to capitalise on the opportunities available from our region and demonstrate their commitment to Shannon. Many members of the public were keen to see this service back on the schedule and we are delighted to have worked with Ryanair to make it happen.
“This new Liverpool service not alone represents opportunities for passengers from Shannon to travel to an extremely popular city but also represents a tourism opportunity for this region. Our passengers across the region can take advantage of the convenience of flying from Shannon and jet off to a growing range of destinations as we continue to focus on building back our air services following the pandemic.”
Ryanair’s Director of Digital & Marketing, Dara Brady said: “Ryanair continues to grow in Shannon and across our network with an abundant schedule now on sale for the Summer’23 season. This new route from our mid-west Irish base to Liverpool will allow our customers to plan a city break to the waterside city and equally allow Liverpool customers to explore the beauty of Shannon and surrounding regions. Flights in our exciting Summer 2023 schedule are now on sale from €29.99 on www.ryanair.com and we encourage passengers to book early to avoid disappointment.”
Liverpool is one of the UK’s most important musical and cultural hubs while the revived route is also expected to prove popular with soccer fans.