A new campaign group called SOS - Save Our Shannon has called for the board of Shannon Airport operator Shannon Group to stand down because it believes that Shannon Group is being mismanaged.
The Irish Times quotes SOS chairman Denis Vaughan as saying, "Shannon requires a new board who can reform the whole operation. The board of Shannon Group needs to stand down as a matter of urgency, and be replaced by a group of focussed professionals to establish a suitable agenda for the airport’s revival as the sole issue."
According to Vaughan, hundreds of thousands of people in the Shannon region are backing SOS, and the campaign group has approximately 50 active members.
Concerned About Shannon Airport's Future
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SOS said that it is concerned about the future of Shannon Airport due to signs that Aer Lingus could close its base there. Consequently, the campaign group is demanding that aid given to Aer Lingus must be linked to the airline recommencing operations at Shannon and Cork airports.
Vaughan said that people in the region "are very worried" and that many people in the region rely on Shannon to travel for work, business and other reasons.
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