Shannon Airport

  • Two kilos of cannabis herb destined for Galway have been seized by Revenue officers at Shannon Airport.

    The drugs, worth in the region of 44 thousand euro, were found in four different packages in a freight delivery which came from Milan in Italy.

    Officials say the drugs were destined for an address in Galway, and investigations are continuing into the find.


  • All flights at Shannon Airport have been temporarily suspended.

    The airport says it's due to an incident on a Boeing 763 plane, and all passengers and crew have disembarked.

    Emergency services are at the scene, and the airport says more information will follow.

  • Shannon Airport may be used as a link base with the Aran Islands if efforts to resolve difficulties with the contract held by Aer Arann Islands fail. That’s according to today’s Irish Times.

    However, the Department of the Gaeltacht and Islands has offered to discuss a possible purchase of the Connemara airstrip owned by Independent Senator Pádraig Ó Céidigh which serves the three islands.

    Incoming Minister for Gaeltacht and Islands Seán Kyne said the department “will be talking” to Shannon Airport authorities about flying in there after December 6th if no agreement is reached with the present carrier.

    He said the department is also “progressing” arrangement of a short-term contract competition. This is to ensure the service continues and it is also looking at possible acquisition of a site to build its own airstrip in the long term if there is no agreement.

  • Passenger flights are to resume at both Ireland West Airport Knock and Shannon Airport from next Wed 1st July.

    Ryanair will operate services from both airports to a number of destinations.

    At Ireland West Airport, a range of new measures have been introduced in relation to Covid-19.

    Only those with a confirmed booking should enter the terminal building, and passengers are advised to wear a face covering or mask throughout the journey throught the airport.

    Where possible, passengers should use online check in and electronic boarding passes, and practice physical distancing where possible, in line with national guidelies.

    Hand sanitiser stations will be available at the airport, and customers are asked to use contactless card to pay for goods or services at the airport.

    Meanwhile, the Irish Government is currently advising against all non-essential overseas travel, and anyone arriving into Ireland by air must self-isolate for 14 days after arrival.





  • The runway at Shannon Airport has re-opened.

    It was closed since early this morning after a main-wheel well of a plane carrying US military caught fire.

    A number of flights have been cancelled and delays are expected throughout the day.

    Passengers are advised to contact their airlines for flight updates.



  • Shannon Airport says it will be business as usual at the airport next week, during the visit to Ireland of US President Donald Trump.

    However, passengers travelling through Shannon Airport are being advised to allow an additional 15 minutes extra travel time between now and Friday 7th June, as additional security measures are in place on the approach road to the airport and in the car parks.

    All visitors to the airport should have photo ID with them.