Shannon Airport remains the third busiest airport in Ireland and has been growing extensively over the last 3 years. It comes after the redevelopment if Dublin Airport and expansion into Dublin Terminal 2.
Flights to and from Shannon has become much busier with more transatlantic flights been scheduled year on year. It is estimated that 22 percent of the entire travel in Shannon airport is made up of transatlantic and the rest of Europe accounting for 77 percent with only 1 percent domestic flights.
The airport covers over 2,000 acres of the boarder of County Clare on the north bank of the Shannon Estuary and is located approximately 24 kilometres (15 miles) west of Limerick City and a similar distance south of Ennis.
Shannon Airport is deemed to be a first class international airport and much more. The Runway is capable of taking the largest type of aircraft now in operation. It is also used to facilitate both scheduled and non-scheduled carriers.
Aer Lingus and Ryanair are the two airlines that fly regularly to the airport. Ryanair operates low cost flights from Terminal 1 to destinations primarily in Europe while Aer Lingus services Europe and several locations in North America such as New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Hartfield and Miami.
There are bus services from eight counties to and from Shannon Airport mainly Cork, Clare, Dublin, Galway, Kerry, Waterford and Tipperary. With the main service provider been Bus Eireann and J.J. Kavanagh that operates the Dublin route.
There are both long and short term parking at Shannon Airport. For long term parking, you can park your car at terminal 1 which is within 4 minutesâ€™ walk to the airportâ€™s main building.