A decision to cancel a daily Aer Lingus flight from Shannon Airport to London Heathrow is “incredible”, according to Senator Timmy Dooley.
Co Clare Senator Fianna Fáil said the airline’s decision to cancel Shannon’s daily flight made no sense given the pressure Dublin Airport is currently facing.
Officials at Heathrow last week announced they were capping the number of passengers leaving the airport each day to 100,000 by September to deal with the extreme pressure airports are facing from pent-up demand and staff shortages.
“Shannon Airport has lost again as aviation decision makers continue their obsession with Dublin Airport,” said Mr Dooley.
“It’s incredible why Aer Lingus wouldn’t cancel these flights just from Dublin Airport to Heathrow, knowing full well that Dublin could do with fewer passengers.
“The aviation sector in Ireland is in dire need of reform. Shannon and other regional airports need to be used more to ensure balanced regional development and to put pressure on Dublin Airport,” he said.
Aer Lingus has been contacted for comment.
https://www.independent.ie/life/travel/travel-news/aer-lingus-decision-to-cancel-daily-flight-from-shannon-to-heathrow-beggars-belief-says-senator-41846893.html Aer Lingus’ decision to cancel the daily Shannon-Heathrow service is “incredible,” says the senator