News Listings for Shannon International

  • American's Spring growth includes O'Hare-Shannon nonstop

    News | 20 Dec 2006 22:08

    <body lang=EN-US style='tab-interval:.5in'> <div class=Section1> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>American Airlines is to expand its Chicago O’Hare schedule with a new nonstop service to <st1:country-region w:st="on">Ireland</st1:country-region> as well as two domestic additions to <st1:State w:st="on">Alabama</st1:State> as part of a Spring growth plan that also includes a daily nonstop from <st1:City w:st="on">Miami</st1:City> to <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Cozumel</st1:City>, <st1:country-region w:st="on">Mexico</st1:country-region></st1:place>.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>The international addition to <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Shannon</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">International</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Airport</st1:PlaceType> in west <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Ireland</st1:place></st1:country-region> will be inaugurated on May 1. American will operat
  • Crippled DC-10's London overflight worries AAIB

    News | 06 Sep 2001 15:57 | David Morrow

    <body lang=EN-GB style='tab-interval:36.0pt'> <div class=Section1> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>UK accident investigators are urging the country’s CAA to take further steps to reduce the chance of air traffic controllers’ routing crippled aircraft over densely populated areas during an emergency.<u1:p></u1:p><u2:p></u2:p><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><u3:p></u3:p>The move follows an emergency landing at London Heathrow by a Gemini Air Cargo McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30F after it suffered a serious birdstrike from a heron in its left-hand General Electric CF6 engine shortly after departing from Shannon International Airport in Ireland. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Controllers routed the aircraft over central London after the crew rejected a suggestion to divert to RAF Brize Norton following the 1 Octob
  • Royal Jordanian shifts transatlantic base to Shannon

    News | 26 Apr 2001 16:47 | David Morrow

    <body lang=EN-GB style='tab-interval:36.0pt'> <div class=Section1> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Royal Jordanian Airlines is to transfer its entire transatlantic operation to Shannon International Airport, completing a long-awaited shift away from its former European transit point at Amsterdam Schiphol.<u1:p></u1:p><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><u2:p></u2:p>The move will mean Royal Jordanian’s Amman-New York service will operate via Shannon from next month after the carrier secured passenger pick-up rights from the Irish airport.<u1:p></u1:p><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><u2:p></u2:p>Royal Jordanian already operates three flights between Shannon and Chicago, having transferred these services from Amsterdam three years ago. The airline had suggested then that the flights to New York JFK woul
  • Ryanair to focus growth on two new hubs

    News | 07 Oct 1998 13:47 | Chris Jasper

    <BODY LINK="#0000ff" VLINK="#800080"> <P>Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair is to build up Glasgow Prestwick International airport into a third hub and is planning to establish a fourth base somewhere in continental Europe.</P> <P>The airline says it has decided to establish new hubs because of prohibitively high airport charges at its Dublin base, and warns that it plans to reduce capacity there unless airports operator Aer Rianta introduces a new payment regime.</P> <P>Ryanair says it has no such concerns about its second hub at London Stansted, however, and adds that rather than calling a halt to further expansion there - as claimed in recent newspaper reports - it will add new services next summer.</P> <P>The carrier's Prestwick plans have led it to sign a ten-year agreement with bus and train operator Stagecoach, which bought the airport earlier this year in its first foray into the aviation sector.</P> <P>Ryanair already operates flights from Dublin and Stansted to Prestwick,
  • Virgin Express has big plans for Shannon

    News | 25 Sep 1998 19:13 | Chris Jasper

    <BODY LINK="#0000ff" VLINK="#800080"> <P>Virgin Express has confirmed that it will be launching services between Shannon International airport and London Stansted before the end of the year, and says that the business will operate as a subsidiary to be based at the west of Ireland terminal.</P> <P>The low-cost carrier says that Virgin Express (Ireland) will commence a twice daily service between Shannon and Stansted - from where it offers connecting flights to its Brussels hub - beginning in mid-December, with flights timetabled to provide early morning and later afternoon departures from both locations. Exact schedules and fares will be revealed in early October.</P> <P>A charter service from Shannon to what the airline terms "continental European leisure destinations" is also planned.</P> <P>Virgin Express did not comment on the wider implications of its Irish moves today, but it is also known that the carrier plans to operate aircraft under an Irish air operator's certificate,
  • Royal Jordanian switches European hub to Shannon

    News | 25 Sep 1998 16:12 | Chris Jasper

    <BODY LINK="#0000ff" VLINK="#800080"> <P>Royal Jordanian Airlines is to re-route its transatlantic services via Shannon International airport in the west of Ireland, switching services away from the current transit point of Amsterdam.</P> <P>The carrier says that flights from Amman, the Jordanian capital, to New York and Chicago in the USA will operate via Shannon, and that cargo services to New York will also be routed through the Irish airport.</P> <P>Jordanian will operate daily return flights weekly to New York and three flights to Chicago during peak season. A spokesman for the carrier adds that it will use Airbus A310 aircraft on the routes - with the Lockheed L-1011 TriStars it currently employs due to be sold to American Trans Air.</P> <P>The new services will provide the first non-stop links between Ireland and the Middle East, and will also restore Shannon's direct links with Chicago.</P> <P>Announcing Jordanian's decision "to relocate its European hub to Shannon" duri