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Team work needed to support airport

first_imgOne of the world’s most unusual aircraft arrives at Shannon Airport Linkedin Email Facebook Sad day for Limerick and Mid-West following Aer Lingus announcement – Mayor Michael Collins Twitter WhatsApp Shannon Airport “has been abandoned” Shannon Group Focused on Recovery and Rebuilding Shannon AirportTHE PROSPECT of declining passenger numbers at Shannon Airport has prompted the Mayor of Clare to seek an all-party delegation meeting with Transport Minister Shane Ross.Mayor Crowe has also asked that MInister Ross seek to develop an EU hub for Shannon in the expectation of a no-deal Brexit.‘If the Heathrow route goes as a result of Brexit, Shannon will be isolated,” the Meelick councillor warned.“It is very important that Shannon has a second EU hub, he added.“In the interests of the continued success of the airport and its economic impact on the region, it is time to put party politics aside and to pull together in the greater interest.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He said that the development of a new runway at Dublin airport puts Shannon in a difficult situation.“We can’t have a situation where most of the new development is concentrated in Dublin and along the East Coast,” Mayor Crowe said.He added that it would “make sense” if tourists who are currently flying into Dublin and being bussed to attractions such as the Cliffs of Moher would instead access the Mid West and the West through Shannon.“Shannon Airport has the longest runway in Europe and is an essential route for transatlantic traffic. It is within 30 minutes drive of key tourist attractions.”Pointing to supports which the government could give, Cllr Crowe said that flood defences could be provided as could a better road infrastructure.center_img Advertisement NewsTransportTeam work needed to support airportBy Bernie English – July 11, 2019 345 Urgent action needed to ensure Regional Air Connectivity Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleMarking 80 years of making aviation history at ShannonNext articleCambridge choir for Friday lunchtime at the Cathedral Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. TAGSClareLimerick City and CountyNewsShannonShannon airportTransport Aer Lingus needs to clarify Shannon plans – Crowe last_img read more