As the third busiest airport in Ireland, Shannon Airport receives great service from several domestic airlines and other international airline companies from multiple continents. Aer Lingus connects the city of Shannon with London Heathrow Airport, the largest airport in the United Kingdom. Ireland’s national airline also offers seasonal long haul flights to major northeastern United States cities such as Boston and New York City. Additionally, Aer Lingus invites Shannon’s passengers to enjoy the Portuguese city of Faro, one of the most popular resort destinations on the Iberian Peninsula.
The Aer Lingus Regional service includes flights to three other major destinations in the United Kingdom. Ireland’s flag carrier operates direct flights to Birmingham and Manchester, some of the largest cities in England. Additionally, Scotland’s capital city of Edinburgh is also included in the regional service operated by Aer Lingus.
Ryanair dominates the service at Shannon Airport. Ireland’s low cost carrier is considered to be the largest low cost airline in Europe. Ryanair connects Shannon with Gatwick Airport and Stansted Airport, two of the five major airports in the London area. The Copernicus Airport Wroclaw in Poland is another major destination that’s offered by Ryanair all year long. Seasonal Ryanair flights land in Liverpool, one of the largest cities in England. Additionally, the Irish low cost carrier invites its customers to popular Spanish resort destinations such as the Balearic Island of Mallorca and the Canary Island of Tenerife. The Mediterranean front city of Malaga is another popular Spanish destination that’s accessible through seasonal Ryanair flights.
Besides Aer Lingus and Ryanair, United Airlines is the only other company to offer year round trips at Shannon Airport. This major American airline operates transatlantic flights to Newark Liberty International Airport, which is a gateway into the New York City Metropolitan Area. Speaking of American airline companies, US Airways offers seasonal flights between Shannon and Philadelphia, the largest city in the state of Pennsylvania. Delta Air Lines offers seasonal non-stop flights to one of the company’s hubs in John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City.
The rest of the airline companies that serve Ireland’s third largest airport offer only charter service. The small French airline Air Mediterranee connects Shannon with major French destinations such as Marseille, Lyon, Nantes, Strasboug, and Toulouse. Additionally, this regional airline offers trips to Paris. The British charter company Thomson Airways takes passengers to Spain’s Lanzarote in the Canary Islands and Palma de Mallorca in the Balearic Islands. Air Transat, Germania, Halvetic Airways, and Onur Air are some of the other airlines serving Shannon.