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Saturday 10 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Shannon Airport

Last month
May 2023
# Shannon
Met Éireann's weather radar at Shannon Airport is being replaced with upgraded system
The Shannon Airport rainfall radar was forced offline several times in 2019.
This year
# airport parking
Probe launched as Civil Defence vehicle left out of use for days after being parked at Shannon
The State-owned vehicle was found parked up in an airport car park.
# Emergency
Flight diverted to Shannon Airport in early hours after passenger dies on board
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines flight 714 from Suriname to The Netherlands.
Last year
# Medical Emergency
Transatlantic flight diverts to Shannon airport as passenger dies en route to Colombia
Turkish Airlines flight TK-801 was travelling from Istanbul in Turkey to Bogotá, Columbia.
# Travel
Ryanair announce seven new routes as part of winter schedule
Shannon Airport also announced that it will begin a twice weekly flight to Paris from September.
# Ryanair
Ryanair opens new €10 million aircraft maintenance facility at Shannon Airport
The facility is expected to employ 200 people in the locality.
# Shannon Airport
Two US army veterans fined €5,000 for anti-war protest at Shannon Airport in 2019
The two men were found guilty of interfering with the operation, safety or management of an airport yesterday.
# Protest
US army veterans convicted of interfering with operations at Shannon Airport
The two anti-war protesters were acquitted of criminal damage charges.
# Court
Men charged with trespass at Shannon Airport argue actions were legal under international law
Both defendants said they wanted to inspect a plane used to transport US military that was parked on the airport apron.
# Court
Men accused of Shannon Airport trespass were 'nicest and most courteous protesters', trial hears
Two peace activists in their 80s are accused of criminal damage and trespass at Shannon Airport.
# Court
Two peace activists on trial over Shannon Airport damage and trespass charges
The pair walked on to a taxiway at the airport on St Patrick’s Day three years ago.
# Ukraine
Russia intentionally destroying grain export to create food crisis, Ukrainian PM tells Taoiseach
Taoiseach says Government is working to turn around pledges more quickly.
# United Airlines
Jet diverts to Shannon for emergency landing after engine failure
For the second time in less than a fortnight, a United Airlines plane experienced engine problems and was forced to divert to Shannon.
# grounded
Man charged with causing breach of the peace on board Ryanair flight
The man had been arrested last night.
All time
# airport funding
€108m in funding announced to help Irish airports stay afloat through pandemic
The funding aims to enable the airports to remain financially sustainable while navigating the pandemic.
# Emergency Landing
Two separate transatlantic flights made emergency stops in Ireland today
One of the planes had engine problems over the Atlantic, while the other had a sick passenger on board
# Air Travel
CSO figures show a 91% drop in Irish air passenger numbers by the end of 2020
All routes in and out of Ireland saw a drop of 91% at the end of 2020.
# grounded
Aer Lingus lays off 129 Shannon staff members for three months without pay
The airline said the layoffs may be subject to further extension or change.
US military troops travelling into Shannon Airport breached Covid-19 regulations
The US crew stayed in a Limerick hotel overnight, leaving to buy food at one point, before flying on to the US the following day.
# US Military
Over 65,000 US troops passed through Shannon Airport this year
Independent TD Catherine Connolly has said that “it is not possible to promote peace if we are facilitating war”.
# Ryanair
'A major blow': Shannon and Cork airport bosses call for more government support after Ryanair base closures
Calls for rapid airport testing have been backed by the chair of Dáil Covid Committee.
# Travel
Ryanair threatens winter closure of Cork and Shannon bases if EU travel policy not adopted
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar previously said he was concerned by how well smaller airports could bounce back after Covid-19.
# aviation industry
Proposed EU traffic light system for air travel 'is still a bit up in the air', says Tánaiste
Varadkar said he is worried about Cork and Shannon airports bouncing back from Covid.
# covid committee
DAA says coronavirus testing in Irish airports would be 'challenging'
According to the DAA, travel to the 15 Green list countries represented only 9% of their traffic in 2019.
# Travel
5,000 passengers a day are arriving into Ireland's airports, with the UK topping the list
Arrivals to Ireland from the US have been lower than from most Western European countries.
# military transport
Concerns raised over US troop flights into Shannon after plane arrives from army base in Tennessee
Flight OY-545 arrived at Shannon Airport this morning from Fort Campbell in Tennessee
# Mayo
Over €80,000 worth of cocaine-like Kratom seized at Shannon Airport
Significant amounts of drugs have been seized by Revenue officers at airports in recent days.
# PPE delivery
World's largest plane arrives in Shannon with Ireland's biggest delivery of PPE
The AN-255 arrived in Shannon with 800 pallets of PPE
# Revenue
Over €40,000 worth of cannabis seized at Shannon Airport
The drugs were destined for an address in Galway.
# Shannon Airport
Passenger jet damaged in hard landing at Shannon Airport is grounded
The Omni Air International flight from Bangor in the US state of Maine arrived last night.
# urgent assistance
Two transatlantic jets divert to Shannon airport due to medical emergencies
Shannon is the country’s busiest airport for aircraft diversions.
# pitt stop
US Vice President Mike Pence meets with troops at Shannon Airport
Pence last visited Ireland in September.
# Status orange
Storm Brendan: 32,000 still without power as Status Orange warning remains for five counties until midnight
A number of flights to and from Shannon Airport have been cancelled.
# urgent assistance
Man resuscitated after suspected cardiac arrest on flight diverted to Shannon
The plane was met by paramedics and airport staff when it landed.
# Caught
Over €100 million of smuggled contraband has been seized at Irish airports and ports since 2016
At Dublin Port, alone, €87 million worth has been seized since 2016.
# Shutdown
Shannon Airport runway reopens after light aircraft experiences technical difficulties
It’s understood that the plane suffered a collapsed nose-wheel shortly after landing at Shannon.
# Shannon
Power failures and overheating cause long-term outages at Ireland's 'most important' weather radar
The Shannon Airport Rainfall Radar has been taken offline a number of times this year.
# Bias
Trial of US veterans charged with criminal damage at Shannon Airport transferred from Clare
Judge Gerald Keys said a jury of people living in Co Clare may not be impartial.
# Security Alert
Air France flight diverts to Shannon after 'suspicious' phone found on board
The crew opted to divert to Shannon when no one came forward to claim the phone.
# tourism and transport
The government has been asked to consider extending state aid to Shannon and Cork airports
Could aviation be used to promote regional growth?