New Shannon airport boss to create a platform of confidence

first_imgEmail Previous articleTV – Something for the Weekend – Live SportNext articleLimbo – the space between Irish and contemporary dance Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash NewsNew Shannon airport boss to create a platform of confidenceBy Staff Reporter – September 15, 2016 1205 Advertisement New Shannon Group Plc boss, matthew Thomas with Helen Downes (left) and Julie Dickerson of Shannon Chamber Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSfeaturedlimerickMatthew ThomasShannon airportShannon Group WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print Facebook Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin New Shannon Group Plc boss, matthew Thomas with Helen Downes (left) and Julie Dickerson of Shannon ChamberSTRIKING a balance between costs and overheads will be the first major task facing the new chief executive of the Shannon Group over the coming weeks.Rejecting criticism of the group’s cost base and high staffing levels, Matthew Thomas said he would be looking at all opportunities for growth and making sure that Shannon was in a position to unlock its full potential.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Setting targets for where we are going to be in two or three years time is a bit of a mug’s game, if I am completely honest. We want to create a platform where the airlines have confidence in our market and then we will seek to grow again”, he said.“We are in a very competitive and volatile industry and I don’t have a crystal ball but we going to do everything we can to position the airport for growth and the region to bring more tourists here and to create jobs.”Referring to past promises of unlocking 1,000 jobs after Shannon’s separation from the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA), Mr Thomas said: “Shannon Group has a really important role in the wider region. We can have ambitious plans to enhance connectivity, to develop our land holdings, to deliver great tourist attractions, but really what we are talking about here is growing jobs and bringing more tourist to the region and that is more than just a Shannon Group task.“There are a lot of people who have a big role in this, so whether it is the IDA, Enterprise Ireland, Tourism Ireland, Failte Ireland or the local authorities, we will be looking to have incredibly close working relationships with all the key stakeholders.Responding to news that Ryanair would be dropping 100,000 passengers from its Shannon routes, the new CEO said that while growth in passenger numbers over the next three years was essential, “all airports have ebbs and flows, but if you have delivered 30 per cent growth in the last two years, it is entirely normal and natural that you then have a period where you are consolidating the growth.Stating that Shannon has six connections with the US, which was unprecedented for an airport carrying two million passengers annually, Mr Thomas said; “we are able to take part in global aviation conversations that an airport of our size shouldn’t be able to take part in, but that is what makes this airport and region very unique.” WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live last_img read more

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Landrum starts 10th season as IMCA contingency sponsor

first_imgMENTONE, Ind. (Feb. 25) – Landrum Performance Springs gives contingency awards to drivers in four divi­sions this season, its milestone 10th as a marketing partner with IMCA. IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod drivers competing with four Landrum-manufac­tured springs get product certificate awards. Certificates to buy one spring and get a second of equal value free go to the top three eligible finish­ers in each of the five Modified regions and both Stock Car regions, and to the top three eligi­ble competitors in national Northern SportMod and Southern SportMod standings.“Despite a hiatus of eight years in the previous decade, Landrum has returned to IMCA prominence and is one of four companies to celebrate 10 years of partnership in 2014,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “Hopefully we can recognize that accomplishment and reward a full contingent of winners using Landrum springs at the conclusion of the racing season.”Drivers in all four divisions must display two of the Mentone, Ind., company’s decals on their race car and return a sign-up form to the IMCA home office by Aug. 1.Awards will be presented during the national IMCA banquet in November or mailed from the IMCA home office beginning the following week.More information about Landrum-made springs is available at the www.landrumspring.com web­site or by calling 800 424-0244.last_img read more

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862 new cases Statewide

first_imgStatewide—The Indiana State Department of Health has reported that 862 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 today.  A total of 21,870 Indiana residents have tested positive for the coronavirus.  To date, 120,496 tests have been reported to ISDH at an 18.1% positive rate and 51 new deaths were reported for a total of 1,264 Hoosiers have died to date.Locally, Decatur County has a total of 206 positive cases and 28 deaths, Franklin County has 101 positive cases and 7 deaths, and Ripley County has 99 positive cases and 6 deaths.last_img

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