Holidays from Shannon - all you need to know

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Shannon is the largest airport in the west of Ireland and has regular flights to the United States and Europe. The following is some useful information on holidays from Shannon.

Shannon airport

Shannon airport is located in Co. Clare and mainly serves Limerick, Clare, Galway and the west coast of Ireland. It is the third busiest airport in Ireland with almost 2 million passengers last year. Shannon is the end destination of the N19 and there are regular bus services from Limerick and Galway. The airport also offers both short term and long term parking with over 5,000 spaces available.

Flights from Shannon

The main airlines that operate from Shannon are Aer Lingus, Aer Arann, Aer Mediterranee, Ryanair and Thomson Airways. Aer Lingus fly to Gatwick and Heathrow in London and Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris. They also have seasonal flights to Boston and JFK in New York. Flights to the US start from €249 each way. Aer Arann have regional flights to Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh and Manchester. Ryanair have cheap, regular flights to Lanzarote, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Liverpool, Gatwick, Stansted and Wrocław.

They also have flights to Fuerteventura, Malaga, Nantes, Palma de Mallorca and Tenerife-South during the busy season. Flight prices depend on when you book but start from as little as €15 one way. Thomson Airways have regular flights to Lanzarote and seasonal flights to Palma de Mallorca. Thomson provides some excellent deals on package holidays that include flights and accommodation. Prices start from around €300 for 3 night breaks. They also offer online discounts from their website www.thomsonholidays.ie.

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