asked the Minister for Transport and Power if he can give details of the number of new services which will be operated by foreign airlines into and out of Shannon Airport during the 1967 season; and the approximate increase in transit and terminal traffic which will be generated by these new services.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - New Shannon Air Services.
The following are details of new services which are scheduled to be operated at Shannon Airport by foreign airlines during 1967:
Air France: From 15th May to 6th October, 1967, the company are to resume transatlantic services through the airport, at a frequency of four round-trips a week.
Lot, Polish Airlines: This company are to inaugurate a service between Warsaw and Shannon on 1st June, 1967, at a frequency of one round-trip a week.
Seaboard World Airlines—All Freight Carrier: The company commenced a new transatlantic service at Shannon Airport on 1st April, 1967, at an average frequency of one flight a week.
In the absence of traffic estimates from the airlines, I am not in a position to say what traffic will be generated by these new services.