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Published on : Wednesday, August 23, 2017
American has also announced that it plans to increase its Shannon to Philadelphia services in the year 2018 as the airliner continues building on the ever rising demand for flight between Shannon and the major US hub.
The airliner is planning to raise its capacity at least by 18%. More than 38,000 passengers already utilize the daily service annually.
Andrew Murphy who is the managing director of Shannon Airport said that the decision of the airline is significant and indicates that the service is quite popular with passengers on both sides of the Atlantic. He mentioned that they are delighted with the rise that would be adding 50 more return flights and 7,000 passengers.
It is a service that continues growing with a 60% rise in capacity that is already added since the year 2013, said Andrew Murphy.
He further stated that the additional capacity would not only bring about a positive impact in terms of inbound tourism for the West of Ireland offering a boost to the tourism sector along the Wild Atlantic Way but would also be offering increased options for business connectivity.
This is because people availing the services would be able to connect at the leading hub airports of American Airlines.
Murphy said that since it an extremely popular destination, being historically important in the US, they are quite eager to partner with American Airlines towards making the expansion a grand success.
The airline is slated to commence its 2018 service on 5th April and would be running until early October.
The airport feels that the attractiveness of Shannon for transatlantic tourists has been boosted beautifully by the introduction of a brand new time saving combined EU/US Pre clearance checkpoint that is being trailed at Shannon.
It does away with the need for the US bound travellers to stand in queue twice for the purpose of security checks.
And Shannon Airport is the very first airport in the world to check out this system.