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Three Successive Months of Growth

Three Successive Months of Growth

It has been a great summer at Shannon Airport as we achieved our third successive month of growth, with August passenger numbers increasing by over 4% on the same month last year. Shannon Airport Sign

This follows on from significant increases in June and July of 8% and 9% respectively and is the first time in five years that we experienced growth.

The growth was most apparent in the transatlantic market, with overall passenger throughput arising from the airport’s five US services and one Canadian service, which delivered 38% growth during the peak summer season.

We are delighted to have achieved a third successive month of growth. The figures very much reflect the enhanced level of services delivered at Shannon this year and has helped to address the decline in traffic that was experienced over the past five years.

Fur further information, please contact Isabel Harrison, Aviation Development Executive, Shannon Airport, Co Clare, Ireland, T: 061 712 629, E: isabel.harrison@shannonairport.ie

The Year in Pictures

They say a picture tells a thousand words, so here’s a snapshot of our year so far at Shannon…

01 January 2013 – Independence Day! Shannon Airport separates from the DAA

01 January 2013 – Independence Day! Shannon Airport separates from the DAA

01 May – Flybe launches Shannon – Glasgow

01 May – Flybe launches Shannon – Glasgow

01 May – Aer Lingus launches a new three times weekly service to Faro

01 May – Aer Lingus launches a new three times weekly service to Faro

21 May – Neil Pakey is appointed Chief Executive of Shannon Airport Authority plc

21 May – Neil Pakey is appointed Chief Executive of Shannon Airport Authority plc

22 May – The Antonov (the biggest cargo aircraft in the world) pays us a visit

22 May – The Antonov (the biggest cargo aircraft in the world) pays us a visit

23 May – US Airways launches Shannon – Philadelphia with the award-winning Liberty Bell cake

23 May – US Airways launches Shannon – Philadelphia with the award-winning Liberty Bell cake

07 June – United and The Blues Brothers launch Shannon – Chicago and celebrate 15 years in Shannon

07 June – United and The Blues Brothers launch Shannon – Chicago and celebrate 15 years in Shannon

03 July – Aer Lingus announces increased frequency to Boston and New York JFK for 2014

03 July – Aer Lingus announces increased frequency to Boston and New York JFK for 2014

20 July – Staff on the pull! As part of the Orbis charity ‘Pull for Sight’, a team from the airport took part and pulled the 90-tonne B767 along 12 feet of taxiway in 10.5 seconds

20 July – Staff on the pull! As part of the Orbis charity ‘Pull for Sight’, a team from the airport took part and pulled the 90-tonne B767 along 12 feet of taxiway in 10.5 seconds

30 July – “Mama”! An A319, the smallest aircraft in the BA fleet, meets nose-to-nose with an A380, the largest aircraft in the BA fleet, at Shannon Airport

30 July – “Mama”! An A319, the smallest aircraft in the BA fleet, meets nose-to-nose with an A380, the largest aircraft in the BA fleet, at Shannon Airport

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, editor and proofreader for 53 years, and ITTN's News & Features Editor for 43 years. His travel blog is at www.thetravelbuddhist.com.

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