Aer Lingus is to launch a new route from Shannon Airport to Faro operating three times weekly from 1st May to 13th September on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays using an Cork based Airbus A320 aircraft, generating an additional 20,000 passengers through the airport next year and will be welcome boost for sun seekers and holidaymakers from the West of Ireland.

In addition Aer Lingus has also brought forward the recommencement of services to New York and Boston to March 11th after a short winter break and just in time to meet the strong demand for St. Patrick’s weekend.

Aer Lingus will generate an estimated 570,000 plus passengers through Shannon in 2013 on key destinations such as New York, Boston, London-Heathrow, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Faro and Manchester.

Aer Lingus Director of Communications Declan Kearney said  “We are delighted to launch a new service from Shannon to the popular holiday destination and gateway to the Algarve, Faro. We look forward to welcoming customers on board the new service.”

Shannon Airport Director Mary Considine said “This is excellent news for Shannon Airport and more so for the many thousands of people from the West of Ireland that travel to the Algarve every year, be it for annual sun holidays, short leisure breaks or golf trips. It is also a clear indication by Aer Lingus that it has potential for growth at Shannon, particularly on European routes.”

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