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dave123 wrote:
Shannon has now more continental routes than it ever has. Ryanair has keen interest in staying Shannon. Ryanair have announced it will be one of their European hubs. I’m not sure of the figures, but Shannon, was historically known, as dealing purely on transatlantic flights to and from America? Has this not changed? Today there are more European routes from Shannon than there is to America.
I’m not sure, why is almost everyone getting on a bandwagon that Shannon will flop when stopover will be terminated
Transatlantic traffic has being static or levelled off since foot and mouth, Terrorism and September 11 etc. Americans are not flying to Europe as much as they used too. The main reason why transatlantic numbers are still up is the US Military. When open skies policy is finally set in stone, it will not affect Shannon greatly in the long run. Shannon now relies heavily on Continental routes and UK routes, which are all booming.
Shannon is not doomed]

Amazing on RTE 9pm news on 24/07/07 that Limerick may lose a seat in Limerick East as the city population has decreased again and some F.G. councellor wants an adjustment.
It is easier to fly to London LHR or GTW from Cork and get a flight to the states cheaper and more efficiently than the drive and fly from Shannon.
Shannon Airport are against the open skies policy and who could blame them as the writing is on the wall for transatlantic routes – Its the equivelant of trying to fly to London from Atlanta and having to land in Bristol for every second flight. Airlines want to fly their passengers to where the majority of their customers want to go to.The current government will be comitting political suicide in the second city if they leave Cork airport in massive debt.

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