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Shannon Airport

Some people, including some on here, said Shannon Airport had no future. Many of us said however that it was the dead hand of the Dublin based DAA that was holding it back. Since independence the airport has gone from strength to strength. The link highlights the announcement of 11 new routes 9 by Ryanair and 2 by Aer Lingus. This in addition to to daily transatlantic routes announced by Aer Lingus last year.The link is further proof of decentralising power and allowing entities to paddle their own canoe. Now let Cork go on its own.
 

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In the Irish Examiner today it was stated that business people in Cork would be prepared to pay more to fly from Cork to the US rather than having to go to Dublin or Shannon.
 

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In the Irish Examiner today it was stated that business people in Cork would be prepared to pay more to fly from Cork to the US rather than having to go to Dublin or Shannon.

I'll happily contribute if they promise to stay at home.
 

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Shannon Airport

Some people, including some on here, said Shannon Airport had no future. Many of us said however that it was the dead hand of the Dublin based DAA that was holding it back. Since independence the airport has gone from strength to strength. The link is further proof of decentralising power and allowing entities to paddle their own canoe. Now let Cork go on its own.

I'm in Shannon very regularly; it really is on the up, very noticably so.
 

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Yea I know. I am always afraid of posting good news in case it drives the doom mongers over the edge.

Give them a minute!

Shannon is a great place to fly from, loads of space, plenty of parking within walking distance and doesn't have the same "fog" issues as Cork.
 
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Shannon Airport

Some people, including some on here, said Shannon Airport had no future. Many of us said however that it was the dead hand of the Dublin based DAA that was holding it back. Since independence the airport has gone from strength to strength. The link is further proof of decentralising power and allowing entities to paddle their own canoe. Now let Cork go on its own.

Great news for the region and the country.
 

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The last set of annual reports (2012) for the DAA, which includes Cork and Shannon as well as Dublin.

http://www.daa.ie/daa_ar_2012/DAA_Annual_report_2012.pdf

Are Shannon and Cork now both fully independent and self financing airports?

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During the year under review, the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport decided that Shannon
should separate from DAA in accordance with the State Airports Act 2004. That separation was
completed at year end and Shannon Airport is now a separate State-owned company
 
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Give them a minute!

Shannon is a great place to fly from, loads of space, plenty of parking within walking distance and doesn't have the same "fog" issues as Cork.

Cork rarely suffers from fog. The strong crosswinds usually blow it away.

Oh, wait.
 

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No doubt the Yanks will give Shannon loads of business in the coming future.

 
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2010 1.756 Million passengers
2011 1.625 Million passengers
2012 1.394 Million passengers
2013 1.400 Million passengers
 

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In the Irish Examiner today it was stated that business people in Cork would be prepared to pay more to fly from Cork to the US rather than having to go to Dublin or Shannon.

And if you ever driven the N20 you'll know why! why not a Shannon, Cork stopover and NY flight?
 

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The West (Munster and Connacht), with a population of 1.7 million is served by three airports, not including the Mickey Mouse "airports" in Kerry, Galway and Sligo. Meanwhile Leinster, with over 2.5 million people has just the one. It would be better for the West to focus on a minimum of two, one preferably.
 

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Only 6,000 extra passengers in 2013 based on 2012 passengers, bringing the current total to 1.4million. Plane movements are actually down between 2012 and 2013 by 1.2%. Passenger numbers overall were at an all time high in 2006 with 3.6 million passengers. So from 2006 to 2014 Shannon has lost over a half of it's passengers.

On the other hand, after 2 disasterous years 2009/10, Dublin Airport returned to growth in 2011 and recorded 20.2 million passengers in 2013, down from a 2008 high of 23.5 million. In short Dublin has only lost 15% of it's passengers in 6 years of crisis and passenger numbers are expected to exceed boom time levels by 2016 at which point Dublin Airport will be in desperate need of a new runway and a fixed rail connection. In previous years the state didn't provide these things for Dublin on the basis that they would damage Shannon's viability. Now that Shannon is independent and can manage it's own affairs(apparently). Can Dublin now secure the capital investment it requires to continue to function as the Island of Ireland's main international gateway?
 

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In the Irish Examiner today it was stated that business people in Cork would be prepared to pay more to fly from Cork to the US rather than having to go to Dublin or Shannon.

All well and dandy, but is there enough of that particular passenger type to fill a plane on a regular basis. Airlines have a fair idea where a passenger originates.. they know people will either travel to Shannon or Dublin...or will fly Cork to Heathrow and transit there.. Leisure passengers will go wherever is cheapest..
 

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The West (Munster and Connacht), with a population of 1.7 million is served by three airports, not including the Mickey Mouse "airports" in Kerry, Galway and Sligo. Meanwhile Leinster, with over 2.5 million people has just the one. It would be better for the West to focus on a minimum of two, one preferably.

Galway and Sligo airport have completely closed to commercial traffic. You appear to have forgotten Waterford though...
 

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