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The Shannon Airport Group expects 14% increase in passengers through Shannon Airport to over 33,400 for St. Patrick’s Day period

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In the lead up to the national holiday, the airport has been festooned with special St. Partrick’s Day themed decorations to get arriving and departing passengers and visitors collecting loved ones into a celebratory mood.

Shannon Airport is gearing up for a boost in passenger traffic this St. Patrick’s Day period, as over 33,400 people are expected to travel through the airport. This is a 14 per cent increase compared to 2023 figures and underscores the airport’s growing popularity with holiday travellers.

Mary Considine, CEO of The Shannon Airport Group, expressing optimism about the anticipated influx of passengers said, “We are delighted with the expected increase in passenger traffic at our airport over the St. Patrick’s Day holiday period. Our diverse range of air services at Shannon serve as a vital gateway, connecting tourists to the stunning beauty of the Wild Atlantic Way. This not only supports our region’s tourism industry but also boosts the regional and national economy.”

The period also coincides with the annual Cheltenham racing festival, so we are prepared for a busy week”.

A bespoke St. Patrick’s Day display has been created in the airport arrivals hall to give arriving passengers a special photo opportunity. A giant shamrock with a welcoming message, set in a pastural scene with sheep inspired by the beauty of the Wild Atlantic Way, has been created for plenty of selfies and group photo opportunities. Also, in the lead up to St. Patrick’s Day, Shannon Airport staff will be handing out free chocolate treats to some lucky passengers.

Commenting on St Patrick’s Day preparations Ms Considine said: “Our dedicated team stand ready to extend a warm Shannon welcome to all our passengers, ensuring an easy, seamless and comfortable journey through the airport. We would like to extend a Céad Míle Fáilte to everyone this St. Patrick’s Day.” 

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