Shannon opens new route to Frankfurt

first_img TAGSLufthansaShannon airport RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Email Print Advertisement Sad day for Limerick and Mid-West following Aer Lingus announcement – Mayor Michael Collins WhatsApp Twitter Shannon Airport “has been abandoned” center_img BusinessNewsShannon opens new route to FrankfurtBy Editor – May 1, 2017 1236 Facebook Previous articleSmallone, the quare oneNext articleWoman dies in Limerick house fire Editor One of the world’s most unusual aircraft arrives at Shannon Airport Shannon AirportShannon Airport was in celebratory mode at the weekend as one of the world’s best known airlines, Lufthansa, commenced flights for the first time from the airport with its new Frankfurt service.The service to the financial capital of continental Europe took to the skies on Saturday afternoon and will operate weekly until the end of October.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Frankfurt service will be a significant boost for tourism in the Shannon region, outbound business and tourism options, as well as offering one-stop connectivity to around 200 destinations worldwide.Welcoming the start of the service Andreas Köster, Senior Director Sales UK, Ireland and Iceland Lufthansa Group said: “Shannon, as the gateway to the Wild Atlantic Way, is the entry point for one of the most spectacular tourism regions in the world and there’s a strong demand in Germany for what’s on offer here.  The service is already proving to be an attractive travel option for people travelling to Ireland from around the Lufthansa global network.“We also expect it to be a popular outbound service. Frankfurt has a lot to offer as a tourism destination and also offers a smooth connection between our Frankfurt hub and some major intercontinental destinations such as Johannesburg, Hong Kong, Sao Paulo or Singapore.Speaking at the launch of the new service, Shannon Airport Managing Director Andrew Murphy said:  “This is a big moment in many respects for this region. Frankfurt is a great destination to have on our schedule as it’s one of the world’s leading financial and business centres and a strong tourism city also, with a rich culture and history as well as a recognised culinary capital.“On top of that it also now connects Shannon with another of Europe’s leading hubs, which gives passengers who want to fly from Shannon even greater options for connecting with destinations around the world. One of the biggest benefits will be for tourism here as Germany is Ireland’s third largest tourism market and there’s a particularly strong demand in the German market for the tourism offering on this half of the country.”For details on this new service visit www.lufthansa.com  Urgent action needed to ensure Regional Air Connectivity Aer Lingus needs to clarify Shannon plans – Crowe Shannon Group Focused on Recovery and Rebuildinglast_img read more

Read More »

Olivia Wilde, Jason Sudeikis Showed PDA 2 Months Before Split News

first_imgAs for the House alum, she revealed in January 2019 how the two stayed in sync amid their busy schedules. “We go out and have a lot of fun,” she explained to Us. “We were both really social people when we met, and we didn’t want to give that up when we became parents, so we’re really consistent about our time with them, but we also prioritize a couple of date nights a week.”Scroll down to see photos of Wilde and Sudeikis in the months before Us confirmed their split. This was not the only friendly get-together between the pair in recent months. In fact, they were seen at the beach on multiple occasions throughout September, as they kicked a ball around and went for another dip in the water.Us Weekly confirmed on Friday, November 13, that Wilde and Sudeikis called off their engagement after seven years. The twosome are parents of son Otis, 6, and daughter Daisy, 4.The Booksmart director and the Ted Lasso star began dating in November 2011, and he proposed in 2013.- Advertisement – Happier times? Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis appeared to be as lovey-dovey as ever two months before news of their split broke.The actress, 36, and the Saturday Night Live alum, 45, were spotted swimming in the ocean together on September 9 in photos published by Just Jared. The now-exes laughed and held onto each other for a warm hug during their outing in Malibu. She wore a black one-piece swimsuit, while he sported colorful striped swim trunks.- Advertisement – Sudeikis gave no hint of trouble in October either when he appeared on The Drew Barrymore Show. “You guys seem like a true definition of, like, a beautiful unit,” the talk show host, 45, said, to which he replied, “Well, that’s very nice of you. I mean, Olivia carries the bulk of that beauty within our little duo. And the kids as well.”The actor reflected on his bond with Wilde in August too. “I just had a hunch that the second I kissed her, I wasn’t going to end up ever kissing anyone ever again,” he told Access Hollywood at the time. “So, it was like I had to be careful with it.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Read More »

Junior Caribbean Squash Championships

first_imgGuyana open team competition with wins against Bermuda, Cayman IslandsGUYANA’S Daniel Islam played the match of his life last night at the squash courts of the Georgetown Club but still went down in a rematch against Taylor Carrick, as the Guyana Boys team closed off with a 4-0 win over Bermuda, matching the 4-0 finish that the Girls team ended with yesterday morning when they came up against the Cayman Islands.As the first day of team competition in the Junior Caribbean Squash Championships commenced yesterday, Guyana started things off on the right footing, letting rivals know early on that the home team will be pulling out all the stops as they hunt for that exciting 13th team title.Unlike in the Boys’ Under-17 third-place playoff which ended in a 3-0 win for Carrick, yesterday’s rematch went to the wire, as Islam fought to avenge his earlier loss, and Carrick sought to ensure his team did not go out without at least one match win.In the end the cookie crumbled for Carrick but he was made to sweat for it every step of the way in the nail-biting five-setter. Despite the outcome the Guyana Boys’ team captain, Benjamin Mekdeci, was very proud of the “cutthroat” action that he saw from the boys, on their opening day.Guyana’s Daniel Islam (right) plays against Bermuda’s Taylor Carrick.“I feel every person on this team today gave their all, I mean sometimes we didn’t get the outcome we hoped for. We really wanted the 5-0, but we just have to go into our next match with the same mentality: cutthroat. We just need to do our best in the coming matches,” Mekdeci said.Mekdeci himself had his own intense battle when he got the ball rolling for the Boys’ team, taking on Bermuda’s Anaya Smith, and winning 11-3, 11-8, 11-3.It was 17-year-old Alexander Cheeks’ match against 13-year-old Matthew Elliott, which first gt the ample gathering of supporters fired up, as the young player gave Cheeks a run for his money. The modest 11-3, 11-2, 11-6 score did not do justice to the hard work that Elliott had to put in for every point he ekcd out against Cheeks out on the courts.The Bermudan handled many of Cheeks’ drop shots well and even had the Guyanese diving for a few of his own.Michael Alphonso had perhaps the easiest match among the Boys, triumphing 11-3, 11-1, 11-3 against Graham Moss. Boys’ Under-15 champion Shomari Wiltshire also closed in a straight-set win 11-7, 11-9, 11-0 against Charlie Riker.It all went down to Islam for him to see if Guyana could start off with wins in all five matches. Carrick was already established as the stronger player when the two met last Tuesday, but there was just a little more determination from Islam.Islam came out charging and was rewarded with the first game 11-7. Before Carrick could recover Islam bagged the second game with an improved 11-3 margin this time. Carrick realised he needed to tighten his game or he was about to lose his match, and he came out gunning for the third.Carrick’s increased aggression and the pressure of the match began to get to Islam. The situation was only compounded, as a number of strokes were awarded against him, the first one coming as he held the third set 10-7 in his favour. From there things crumbled for Islam, and Carrick’s drop shots were more than he could handle, ending the set 12-10, for the Bermudan.Both players fiercely stormed out back onto the court for the fourth set/ A well-placed drop shot from Taylor gave him the first point and set the tone of the match. Taylor, however, was also dealt his share of strokes as the intensity of the match increased.The set went 11-9 for Carrick before he returned and wrapped up the match 11-7.Earlier yesterday morning Girls’ team captain Taylor Fernandes continued to lead by example, defeating Emma Turnbull in straight sets 11-4, 11-5, 11-8.It was Kirsten Gomes, however, who had started the team’s good luck when she locked off a simple win against Olivia Kluyver, in a replay of her Girls’ Under=13 quarter-finals match. The Girls Under-13 finalist had an even easier time this time around, hardly giving Kluyver a chance to get in a few points, winning 11-1, 11-0, 11-3.Abosaide Cadogan followed by scoring a similar straight set 11-1, 11-2, 11-1 win against Shaelah Parchment-Henry. Girls’ team captain Taylor Fernandes continued to lead by example, and added another win for the team, when she disposed of Emma Turnbill 11-4, 11-5, 11-8.Makeda Harding’s loss to Jade Pitcairn tarnished the Girls’ winning streak. Although she gave it her all, Harding again came up short. Giving an improved performance, she drove the match to a four-set fight. She won the first set 11-5, but faltered as Pitcairn collected the next three sets 11-8, 11-9, 11-8.The girls final win went to Rebecca Lowe who beat Kali MacLean in another four-setter, ending 6-11, 12-10, 11-4, 11-5.last_img read more

Read More »