Airport Facts

Start of Operation

1945: Shannon Airport officially opened.
2000: New terminal building opened.

Operating Hours

24 hours per day, 365 days per year.


On the west coast of Ireland 24 kilometres north of Limerick city, 22 kilometres south of Ennis town and 90 kilometres south of Galway.

Airport Operating Company

Shannon Airport Authority DAC.


06/24 - length 3199 metres - width 45 metres plus 8 metre shoulders each side.
Surface asphalt.
Category 2 (Runway 24).

Aircraft stands: 30


Shannon is known for its temperate climate and excellent year round weather record.

Click here to see details of our weather record from 2005 to 2015.