Shannon Airport gearing up for busy St. Brigid’s Bank Holiday 

Airport expects over 21,000 passengers, a 12 per cent increase on ’23 February bank holiday passenger traffic

Tuesday 30th January 2024: Shannon Airport is gearing up for a busy St. Brigid’s Bank Holiday as over 21,000 passengers are expected to travel through the airport during the holiday period. This marks a 12 per cent increase on passenger traffic when compared to the same period last year (2023).

Following the inaugural February Bank Holiday in 2023, the airport has seen a growing appetite among customers for winter sunshine breaks and city escapes over the new bank holiday period. European destinations including the new Faro service as well as Lanzarote, Malaga, Tenerife and Alicante are proving popular for winter sunseekers, while the Edinburgh, London and Liverpool routes are highly sought after for a long weekend getaway. Shannon Airport’s transatlantic daily flight to Boston is also expected to be busy during the upcoming bank holiday.

Commenting, Mary Considine, CEO of The Shannon Airport Group said: “It is wonderful to see the increase in customers taking advantage of the new February Bank Holiday and we are looking forward to welcoming passengers from all over Ireland as they head off for a well-deserved winter sunshine escape or a weekend city break over the coming days.”

“Travelling from Shannon Airport has never been easier with our hi-tech security screening in place, meaning passengers don’t need to separate liquids and electronics from cabin bags, while US-bound passengers can also avail of our time saving US pre-clearance facilities. These provisions, combined with the airport’s shorter queues, sensory room and age friendly initiatives, ensure passengers get more time to relax and enjoy the airport experience.”

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C/O Shannon Airport Group