Shannon Airport will grow its flight services further next summer as it agreed to operate two new Mediterranean routes with Ryanair.
The two routes are to Naples and Porto and will run on Wednesdays and Sundays.
“These destinations will provide further connectivity for Shannon and the region, and highlights Shannon’s continued growth since the pandemic,” said CEO of the Shannon Airport Group Mary Considine.
Next summer, Shannon Airport will operate 26 routes and over 180 weekly flights through budget airline Ryanair.
This represents a 35% growth in capacity compared with this year’s summer.
"Today’s announcement is also extremely encouraging for our tourism industry across the region and along the Wild Atlantic Way,” said Ms Considine.
Last month the airport celebrated its 35-year partnership with Ryanair, which has carried around 18m passengers to date from Shannon Airport.
Through this working relationship, a €10m heavy maintenance facility at Shannon was also set up, creating over 200 new high-skill jobs in Clare.
The airline also recently announced a third based aircraft for Shannon and two new services to Beziers in the South of France and Newcastle in the UK for next Summer. The boosted summer schedule follows Shannon Airport’s largest Ryanair winter schedule which currently operates 60 flights per week.