Shannon Airport, the birthplace of duty free is set to unveil the €1 million makeover of its retail area on December 12, just in time for Christmas.
The Dublin Airport Authority (DAA), which operates Shannon Airport, invested €1 million into the 900sqm retail space, to “radically improve the retail offer” at the gateway. Work started on the revamp in September and will be completed in the next couple of weeks.
Shannon Airport Authority Chairman Brian O’Connell said the investment would “ensure the traditional welcome in our attractive new retail facilities will continue into the future”.
The gateway is considered the global birthplace of duty free after Dr. Brendan O'Regan founded the world's first duty free experience there in 1947.
THE DEPARTMENT of Foreign Affairs is advancing moves to establish a global humanitarian hub at Shannon Airport, it has emerged. (news article from the Irish Times)
The plan to establish the hub at Shannon is set out in the programme for government and now the department has commissioned a study to determine the feasibility. The study will also assess the potential level of demand for a facility at Shannon by humanitarian organisations, including governments, the United Nations, European Union, Red Cross agencies and NGOs.
A spokesman for the Shannon Airport Authority said yesterday: “We welcome this feasibility study, which is an important part of the process. We will be working closely with and supporting the consultants on the study and look forward to its outcome.”
He added: “Shannon Airport, in my view, is perfectly placed, in terms of its geographic location and easy access to international routes, to be an international humanitarian hub.”
JETEX announces the establishment of a Joint Venture Agreement between Westair and JETEX Flight Support, having initiated operations at the FBO of Westair in Shannon (EINN, Ireland), located at Shannon's South East ramp.
This state of the art facility is the new addition to JETEX's rapidly expanding global FBO Network next to the luxurious facilities in Paris, Le Bourget and Kiev, Zhulyany.
It consists of more than 40.000 sq. ft. in hangars, an executive terminal, offices, own apron and fuel bowser, offering the quickest aircraft turns and the most convenient VIP passenger handling at maximum security with only one minute from car to aircraft.
The FBO in Shannon will provide EASA-approved line and base maintenance support for several aircraft types in addition to a comprehensive range of ground support equipment, into-plane fueling, parking, pilot lounge, flight planning room, computerized weather systems, crew transportation, hotel accommodation and catering arrangements.
“Shannon is a premier location for our growth strategy. Frank has developed a great facility, one of a kind in Ireland. We are very pleased to expand into Shannon where our customers can greatly enjoy a luxurious service using the FBO and can also choose to benefit from clearing for their US destination, thus saving both time and money, not to mention the maintenance support available”
stated Adel Mardini, CEO of JETEX.
“The joint venture with JETEX ensures that two similarly focused businesses, combining their unique strengths to develop a truly world class FBO at Shannon International Airport, with facilities unmatched by any other service provider in Ireland will make Shannon the number one location for transatlantic aircraft requiring support” announced Frank Moloney, CEO of Westair.