Shannon could be budget transatlantic hub

first_imgWhatsApp Facebook Linkedin Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Print NewsBreaking newsShannon could be budget transatlantic hubBy Bernie English – July 10, 2014 568 TAGSfeaturedlimerickRyanairShannon airporttransatlantic Email Twitter Ryanair adds new routes SHANNON airport could be set to become a major transatlantic hub for low cost flights, if Ryanair can buy the planes to lay on the service. A senior figure with the budget airline revealed CEO Michael O’Leary’s wish at a function to push the airline’s winter schedule this week.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Ryanair’s head of sales and marketing, Peter Bellew, said that it was disapointing that Ryanair had not been able to buy Aer Lingus as that would have given the airline the opportunity to acquire transatlantic aircraft.“Michael would like to do transatlantic routes but we can’t get the aircraft. If we had taken over Aer Lingus, within weeks we would have had a huge order in for aircraft. We would have had a major transatlantic hub at Shannon. If aircraft get freed up, we will be lookimg at that hub in Shannon,” he said.Mr Bellew was speaking at a joint Ryanair/Shannon airport Travel Clinic in Bunratty, designed to promote both the airport and the new routes to professionals in the travel trade. Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleSlave to the rhythmNext articleSt John’s Cathedral in Limerick is cut down to size Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Advertisement WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

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