Ryanair pledges investment in Munster ahead of Shannon Airport conference this morning
Ryanair announces that it is entering a “new decade of growth and investment” in Munster.
It comes as the airline holds a press conference at Shannon Airport later this morning.
In its latest economic statement, Ryanair confirmed that the airline flies more than 3.5 million passengers through Munster each year, contributing more than €135 million to the Irish economy.
The airline is operating 21 routes from Shannon Airport this winter, with destinations for the summer season yet to be confirmed.
Ryanair has 2 aircraft based at Shannon Airport and 3 in Cork – totaling a combined investment of $500 million.
The airline currently supports 3,000 jobs in the province each year and plans to further expand its offering.
In May, Ryanair officially opened its three-bay 10m heavy maintenance facility at Shannon, creating 200 new jobs.
Ryanair communications manager Jade Kirwan says the company is entering “a new decade of growth and investment in Munster and Ireland as a whole”, it plans to “grow Irish traffic from 20 million to 30 million per year” by 2030.
It comes as Ryanair Chief Commercial Officer Jason McGuinness and Shannon Airport Group CEO Mary Considine will host a press conference at the airport later this morning.