Shannon to Girona service postponed

Independent Clare TD Michael McNamara, while welcoming Ryanair’s confirmation that the new service would go ahead in early May, said the cancellation of flights was unfair on passengers who were due to travel in less than two weeks’ time in some instances.

Deputy McNamara said, “I am aware of people whose flights to and from Girona were cancelled and they have been unable to rebook until early May. Ryanair has put the postponement of the service down to operational reasons, but we do not know if this is related to the rising price of fuel, a poor uptake of the service, a shortage of available aircraft, or a combination of factors. I would hope the airline will communicate more clearly with customers on its plans regarding its Shannon services so that disruption to the travel plans of passengers is minimised. International connectivity is critically important to Shannon Airport and I hope the Girona service will commence as soon as possible.”