Independent TDs from across the west of Ireland are calling for a range of urgent State supports for Shannon Airport after Shannon Group updated them on how business
operations at Shannon Heritage and Shannon Airport have been “decimated” as a result of Covid.
The TDs gave a commitment to Shannon Group to meet with the Taoiseach, Minister for Transport and airline representatives with a number of key requests:
Pictured in the Departures Terminal at Shannon Airport, County Clare, following the meeting are left to right; Michael McNamara (Clare, Independent Group), Michael Fitzmaurice (Roscommon Galway, Independent Group), Richard O’Donoghue (Limerick County, Rural Independent Group), Noel Grealish (Galway West, Regional Independent Group), Mary Considine (CEO, Shannon Group) and Ray O'Driscoll (Chief Operating Officer, Shannon Group).
In a meeting with Mary Considine (CEO, Shannon Group) and Ray O'Driscoll (Chief Operating Officer, Shannon Group),the TDs were informed that Shannon Group is facing weekly revenue losses of €1.3m and is expecting annual revenue for 2020 to be down by 80%.
The TDs were also told that Shannon Airport anticipates 350,000 passengers in 2020, down from 1.8m passengers in 2019.