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Ryanair to Slash Shannon Routes: Reports

By Steve Wynne-Jones
Ryanair to Slash Shannon Routes: Reports

Ryanair is set to cut two routes from Shannon Airport in summer 2016, and also reduce the frequency of other flights.

According to the Irish Examiner, the airline will reduce the frequency of flights to Memmingen, Paris, and Manchester. Although unconfirmed by Ryanair, the destinations expected to be cut are Nice and Poitiers.

Despite the setback, Shannon Airport is expected to increase its capacity next year, building on the 21 per cent increase in traffic it has experienced over the last two years.

In a statement released by the airport, it mentioned its new deals with Delta and Aer Lingus which will see an additional 123,000 seats come to Shannon. Both Delta and Aer Lingus will start using larger aircraft on their routes to JFK and Heathrow, respectively, which will give the airport these extra seats.

Speaking about the reduction in routes, the spokesperson said: “Ryanair operate to 17 destinations from Shannon, carrying over 800,000 passengers annually. We will continue to work with our airline partners, including Ryanair, to explore new opportunities.”