Local Clare TD, Timmy Dooley has said that recent scheduling decisions by Aer Lingus have caused significant hassle for nearly 1000 passengers, and potentially damaged the reputation of Shannon Airport.

“Earlier this month, Aer Lingus cancelled six trans-Atlantic flights from Shannon, and re-scheduled them to depart from Dublin Airport,” said Dooley.

“This is simply not acceptable. The management at Shannon Airport Authority are doing their best to promote the airport, and enhance the services on offer to passengers who want to fly from the airport.”

“Aer Lingus cancelling, and rescheduling flights from Shannon to Dublin, does nothing but damage the reputation of the airport, and reduce people’s confidence in the services being offered at Shannon,” said the Fianna Fáil TD.

“I will be writing to the management of Aer Lingus asking them to clarify why these flights were rescheduled, and whether they expect this to be an ongoing issue.”

“This cannot happen again. Every flight and every passenger is crucial to Shannon Airport. Aer Lingus need to commit to Shannon,” concluded Dooley.