Shannon Airport enjoys 28% passenger growth

Shannon Airport’s strong momentum across 2014 has continued into the final month of the autumn, with passenger numbers for October showing a 28% increase on the same period 12 months ago.

The biggest gains in passengers through the terminal were again on European services, which were up by 63% on the same period 12 months ago thanks to a range of nine attractive routes that were launched for the summer season.

Eight of those were on the European market, which resulted in a 111% increase (from 20,347 to 42,950) in passengers to and from the continent last month compared to October 2013.

Transatlantic passengers were up by 15% (from 23,511 to 27,108) thanks to the increased frequency of New York and Boston services this year, with Shannon’s biggest market, the UK, up by 6% (from 61,681 to 65,243).

Airport chief executive Neil Pakey said, “It’s been a really great summer season for Shannon and finished out with a very strong October. A very encouraging aspect to the growth is that there were gains across our three main markets, Europe, the UK and US.”


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