Shannon Airport, a Shannon Group company, is focussed on developing its route network, its adjacent aerospace industry cluster and Shannon business campus. Shannon is Ireland’s second largest long-haul airport and an important transatlantic destination. Its pre-clearance facilities make it seamless for those using its transatlantic services. Carriers serve a range of North American, UK and continental European destinations. Shannon has been home to many innovations, from the world’s first duty free shop in 1947 to the first customs free zone for the export industry, and aircraft leasing pioneer GPA. Shannon’s expanding global aviation cluster of excellence is home to over 80 companies, operating in areas such as logistics, MRO, leasing, lease transition support, training/education and is a testbed location for future mobility air and land services. Shannon Airport was the proud recipient of ERA’s Airport of the Year Award in 2018.