Rose Hynes to remain as Shannon Group chairwoman for another year
Five-year term at the State company has been extended by the Minister for Transport
Rose Hynes’s five-year contract has been extended. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times
Ms Hynes was due to step down on Wednesday, August 28th, when her five-year term as chairwoman of the group that owns Shannon Airport was due to expire.
However, the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross, this month extended her contract at the State company for another year.
Mr Ross’s department has not formally announced the extension, but officials confirmed the news yesterday.
The Government established the company in 2013 after the airport became independent, while remaining in State ownership, leaving Cork and Dublin airports under DAA’s control.
The airport is likely to lose passengers this year, partly as a result of Norwegian Air axing its Irish transatlantic services.
However, Shannon Airport handled 1.86 million passengers last year, an increase of 6 per cent on 2017.