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Shannon Airport Sees Record Passenger Figures During H1 2023

By Dave Simpson
Shannon Airport Sees Record Passenger Figures During H1 2023

Record-breaking passenger figures have been recorded at Shannon Airport during the first six months of 2023 – for the first time in over a decade.


The airport, which has been experiencing increased demand for overseas travel since last year, recorded 902,603 passengers from January to June of this year.

When compared to the same period in 2022, this is a 41% increase on last year and a 6% increase on 2018 – the next-highest record for passenger traffic during the same months since 2009.

Commenting on the rebound in traffic, the CEO of the Shannon Airport Group, Mary Considine, said, “The first six months of this year have been our busiest for this period in over a decade. With the highest number of passengers recorded for this period since 2009, we are thrilled to witness the resounding success of our 2023 summer schedule and our network of 35 destinations to the UK, Europe, and the US for this year.


“The addition of new services – such as our five new routes with Ryanair for this summer, our daily service to Chicago O’Hare with United Airlines, and our recently announced Paris service to Charles de Gaulle with Aer Lingus – will play a pivotal role in continued growth for Shannon, opening exciting possibilities for travellers from around the globe.”

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Last month, passenger figures for Shannon Airport were 32% higher for June 2023, compared to June 2022, and 10% higher than June 2019.

Also in June, the airport recorded its busiest day in seven years, with 8,565 passengers traversing through Shannon on Friday 23 June.

In May, there was a significant uplift in passenger traffic, of 27%, compared to the same period in 2022.


Continuing, Considine said, “We remain committed to offering world-class services and an easy, seamless travel experience for our passengers. The future looks bright, as we rebound strongly in the aftermath of the pandemic, and this is driven by our committed staff, and the support and trust of our passengers and partners alike.”

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