The decision by Delta to expand capacity on its recently announced Saturday, May 25, service to New York's JFK Airport has been warmly received by Shannon Airport.

Through the summer, the bigger aircraft will carry over 3,600 people, and the new route has the potential to carry up to 46,000 passengers via Shannon Airport in County Clare.

When Delta decided to start flying into Irish airports in 1986, it did so via Shannon.

“We are delighted to welcome Delta Air Lines back to Shannon Airport today for the first time since 2019,” said Mary Considine, CEO of The Shannon Airport Group, at a gate ceremony to honour the event.

“The utilisation of the larger Boeing 767-300 aircraft will increase capacity and offer passengers in the region and inbound tourists who are visiting to explore the exciting tourism offerings along the Wild Atlantic Way even more options.” Additionally, our clients benefit from greater business communication thanks to this direct service.

“We provide services to Boston, Chicago, and New York/Newark in addition to New York/JFK. We are thrilled to be able to work with reputable airline partners like Delta to satisfy this demand for services through Shannon.”

“With our effective Pre-clearance facility, combined EU/TSA security screening system, and Mobile Passport Control App, transatlantic travel from Shannon Airport has never been easier. These features will help to ensure a seamless and comfortable airport experience for our passengers through the busy summer travel season ahead.”