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Shannon Airport

There are three leading airports in Ireland and Shannon airport is one of them. It is well known for its transatlantic service. Initially, it was an imperative stop of refueling for flights headed for North America, now it has developed into main regional center as well as a premeditated last stop for savvy travelers taking benefit on the US pre-screening amenities for passengers from the whole word. According to the recent statistics, it has the facility to handle more than 1.75 million passengers in one year. Aer Lingus and Ryanair are the major carriers and they also have support of a number of US-based airlines and an association of charter routes between holiday destinations throughout Europe, the Canaries and the Balearics.

Shannon airport contains one terminal that is compact and passengers can easily navigate. It was developed with almost all the necessary facilities, offering modern traveler amenities such free wi-fi and shopping place. It also benefits from a culinary to reputation. Joe Sheridan worked as a chef as during his time he introduced the original Irish coffee which is now enjoyed across the world. Shannon airport has 3 major transport options. Travellers can book route on Bus Éireann, rent a taxi opposite to the Arrivals Hall and can also hire a car. The closest city for tourist attraction is Limerick which is famous for castle of King John and a lively night scene.

Other entertainment choices are close to Ennis. Minister of Transport Mary O'Rourke opened the present terminal of Shannon airport in 2000. This terminal has more than forty registering desks, five luggage carousels and 14 boarding entrances together with 6 air bridges. It has almost 40 parking stands for airplane. 5,000 cars can be placed at car-stand facility. Most of the erstwhile landside part of the airport has been developed with innovative 'Shannon Airport' branding. On the other hand, an airside area development and passenger division assignment was concluded in the middle of 2010.

The location of the airport is in the Shannon region, a region that greatly exceeding moderation in culture. Get pleasure from terrific activities and entertainment in one of the most amazing countryside of the world which is from the overwhelming Atlantic coastline and the tortuous river Shannon to attractive lakes, rivers and valleys. Shannon airport has competitive advantages because of its location as it offers hiking, golfing and angling to surfing, shopping, pampering and partying, passengers and tourists can find these all enjoyable entertainment in the Shannon Region.

The terminal offers useful facilities to their passengers such as ATMs, telephones and free Wi-Fi internet access. There are also Internet stations and café places in WH Smith in Arrivals. Terminal also contains a post box. At check-in area, there is a restaurant for passengers also. Terminal also has the facility of the pub in the departures lounge which serves food. Airlines and groups can ask for executive lounge services for business events, press launches and meetings. It also has Park Inn Hotel that contains meeting rooms for the passengers and it has proper managing for disabled passengers. It has lifts, specially modified payphones, toilets for disable people and slopes across the whole terminal building. It is clearly mentioned on places to “pick-up” and “set-down” disabled passengers ahead of the terminal.

The management is dedicated to making new routes and services for passengers and other customers. To accomplish this, they have developed the schemes (Shannon Shorthaul Route Support Scheme 2012 and Shannon Longhaul Route Support Scheme 2012) to support in the ongoing enlargement of Shannon airport network.

Airport Data

Official Name:
Time Zone:
GMT +0.0
DMS Latitude:
52° 42’ 0" N
DMS Longitude:
8° 55’ 0" W
Passengers (2016):
Official Website:


3,199m (10,495ft)
45m (148ft)