Shannon Airport is among Ireland’s three primary airports along with Dublin Airport and Cork Airport. It has served an estimated 1.4 million passengers in 2013, and is the third busiest in the country, just after Dublin and Cork. Serving Limerick, Ennis, Galway, along with the southwestern parts of Ireland, Shannon Airport is located in Shannon, County Clare, Ireland.
As the airport that serves Shannon, Limerick, Ennis, and Galway, among others, Shannon Airport operates flights to and from destinations such as London via London Heathrow Airport; Boston via Logan International Airport; Newark via Newark Liberty International Airport; along with Beauvais via Beauvais - Tillé Airport; Berlin via Berlin Schönefeld Airport; Fuerteventura via Fuerteventura Airport; and Warsaw via Warsaw–Modlin Mazovia Airport, among others, through airlines such as Aer Lingus, Aer Lingus operated by Air Contractors, Air Méditerranée, Delta Air Lines, Helvetic Airways, Ryanair, United Airlines, and US Airways. The airport also operates seasonal and summer/winter seasonal flights to destinations such as Faro, Málaga, Lanzarote, New York, Lyon, Zurich, and Philadelphia. Additionally, Shannon Airport also operates summer seasonal and regular charter flights to and from destinations such as Reus, Lanzarote, Palma De Mallorca, Izmir, Brive, Marseille, and Paris, via airlines such as Air Contractors, Air Europa, SunExpress, and Travel Service Airlines.
When checking in, Shannon Airport passengers are recommended to get to the airport with plenty of time to spare to complete all of the airport’s check-in and security procedures. It is also recommended to ensure the check-in opening times and closing times for the flights since the airlines enforce strict closing time for check-in. The check-in information can be found and will be indicated on the flight ticket, or itinerary. For baggage check-in, the airport follows the varying package limits set by airlines, and it is advised to check with the airline baggage limits before flight. Although, as a general rule, most airlines only allow one hand baggage per passenger with a weight restriction of 10 kilograms or 21 lbs. Shannon Airport travellers are also recommended to check the list of prohibited items to avoid carrying items that will not be allowed on board. Among the prohibited items include all types of blades, knives, and cutlery; scissors; darts; knitting needles; sporting bats and clubs; among others.
Services and Facilities
Shannon Airport values its travellers or passengers’ relaxation and enjoyment within the airport. The airport offers the world’s first Duty Free with Shannon Duty Free, which offers airport shopping to all passengers who travel to any destination. Among the stops within the airport also include bars and restaurants such as The Atlantic Coffee Co., The Limestone Cafe, The Segafrego, and The Sheridan Food Pub. When in need of cash, Shannon Airport has currency exchange facilities and automated teller machines or ATMs, located by the check-in area, customs hall, and departures lounge. Also offered as an additional, yet optional service is the access to the airport’s executive lounge, the Rineanna Suite. Within the suite, travellers are offered complimentary refreshments, various reading materials, workstations, free Internet access and Wi-Fi, toilets and shower facilities, flight monitors, and TVs. Other additional services and perks within the airport also include postal facilities, religious facilities, and a meet-and-greet area to wait for arriving passengers.
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