The Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Daniel Butler has welcomed the announcement that Aer Lingus is to resume transatlantic flights at Shannon Airport.
“The transatlantic routes have always been hugely important to Shannon and the wider Limerick and mid-west regions, so it’s very welcome to see Aer Lingus resuming flights to both New York and Boston next year, allowing tourists and other to fly directly from the region around the world,” the mayor said.
“Connectivity is hugely important for businesses in the region, many of which have parent companies in the US, so having these routes will help improve our attractiveness as an investment location. This is also why the continuation of the London-Heathrow service is equally as important.”
“The decision by Aer Lingus comes just days after Ryanair announced that it is adding flights to Birmingham, Budapest and Fuerteventura. These flights provide a different offering for people wishing to enjoy some time abroad and are hugely important as a range of routes and capacity is rebuilt in Shannon following the collapse due to COVID-19.”
“It is vitally important now that people and businesses support these routes and choose local and fly from Shannon. It is only through ongoing usage that Shannon can grow its services and routes.”