Shannon Airport (SNN)
(Shannon, Co. Clare, Ireland)
Located in County Clare, within in the town of Shannon and close to Cratloe, Newmarket on Fergus and Sixmilebridge, Shannon International Airport (SNN) is only a 15-minute drive from Limerick. Transatlantic services and traffic at Shannon Airport have soared in recent years and the facility now handles almost four million passengers annually, breaking all previous traffic records. Cargo flights are also on the up by around five percent and a number of new civil airlines have recently arrived, including Delta Air Lines and Flyglobespan.
Shannon International Airport is currently Ireland's second-biggest air facility and is home to almost 25 airlines, providing flights to a diverse range of destinations, which range from Eastern Europe to the United States. Recently voted as the country's 'Best Airport' by the Airport Transport Users Council, travellers are often interested to find out that Shannon Airport features an exceptionally long airport of around 3,200 metres / 10,500 feet and is actually reserved as an emergency landing strip for the NASA shuttle.
Sited next to the busy N19 (Airport Road), transport to and from Shannon's SNN Airport could not be easier. There are many different bus operators providing services to and from the airport, such as Bus Eireann, Kavanagh and Citylink. Shannon Airport also offers a first-class taxi fleet provided by the airport's very own Hackney service and rides can be arranged at the taxi desk in the Arrivals Hall. Taxis are available for destinations throughout the country, including nearby locations such as Galway, Kildare and Limerick.
About Shannon Tourism
Shannon is located in County Clare in the west of Ireland. Clare is a region renowned for its natural beauty and is dominated by the Atlantic Ocean and the River Shannon. County Clare offers angling, bird watching, golfing and historic sites.
The town itself is small, but its close neighbour, Limerick, is a lively centre near to Shannon Airport (SNN) and located in County Limerick. Limerick blends both the traditional and modern, and offers a good tourist infrastructure, being the ideal base for exploring the county. Within the city of Limerick highlights include St. Mary's Cathedral, the Hunt Museum and King John's Castle, which dates back to the early 13th century.
Shannon Airport (SNN):|
|Address: Shannon International Airport, County Clare, Ireland|
|Airport Code: SNN
Tel: +353 061 712 000
Fax: +353 061 712 282