Shannon airport takes global award

first_imgTwitter SHANNON airport has taken another major step forward having  won a major award at a leading aviation event in Chicago.The prestigious award sees the airport, which only gained its independence in January of last year, go one step further than last year when it was runner-up in the same category.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The World Routes Awards 2014 were presented late on Monday night at a spectacular event at the Field of Museum of Natural History.  The awards are for excellence in marketing by airports globally and are divided into just four categories, based on airport size.  The Awards ceremony was attended by 3,000 delegates, representing 300 airlines, 800 airports and 200 tourism authorities.The event doubled as the Chicago Network Evening and was one of the high points of the three-day annual World Routes gathering of aviation organisations from across the globe.  The three-day event brings together the largest range of airlines, airports, tourism authorities, civil aviation authorities and more from all corners of the world. It is the largest and most prestigious such event, attracting the most senior representatives from a wide variety of organisations who wish to meet, plan and conduct business for new global routes.Speaking from Chicago, Shannon Group plc CEO Neil Pakey said, “Winning the World Routes Awards is an amazing achievement for Shannon, not least so soon after it was made an independent entity.  It’s not just the winning of the award but also the fact that the awards are decided on by the airlines themselves.  Airlines are a key constituent and this shows Shannon is turning a lot more heads now.“It has not been achieved without hard work, however, and there is a lot more of that ahead of us but the World Routes award is outstanding recognition for our team at Shannon. It sends a clear message to them that they are very much on the right track and we continue to remain there.  Also, winning this award is worldwide promotion that we simply could not buy and in front of the key decision makers for airlines across the world.” Facebook Previous articleOpening night: The Royal Picture Show festivalNext articleProspect of new 30-bed unit to alleviate pressure on Limerick A&E Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Expressing delight over the World Routes Award, Shannon Group Chairman Rose Hynes said,  “A huge amount of work has already gone into turning Shannon around and this award validates that at the highest level. NewsBreaking newsBusinessShannon airport takes global awardBy Bernie English – September 23, 2014 826 Emailcenter_img Advertisement Linkedin “Last year, in our first year as an independent entity, was all about consolidation, stopping the five year decline of passenger numbers and we achieved that.  This year has been about growth and we are looking at a double digit increase in passenger numbers.  The World Routes Award reaffirms what this work has achieved and we intend that there will be no let-up in the momentum.” Print WhatsApplast_img read more

Something Historic is Happening at Harlequin Productions

first_imgFacebook27Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Harlequin ProductionsSomething historic is happening at Harlequin Productions.Harlequin is preparing to stage the third musical of their 2017 season. The company has never produced three musicals in the same year. This special third musical is a commemoration of Harlequin’s 25th anniversary season.“We wanted to do something special to celebrate our silver anniversary,” said Harlequin Managing Artistic Director Scot Whitney. “There are plenty of big musical fans out there, and we thought we’d give them a treat.”Harlequin Productions’ Little Shop of Horrors was such a hit that it was held over for an additional week of shows. Photo courtesy: Harlequin ProductionsFollowing The Stardust Christmas Dazzle and Little Shop of Horrors, the third musical of the season is the Last Five Years, running August 18-September 10.This musical features just two actors and tells the story of the rise and fall of a five-year relationship between Jamie and Cathy, played by musical theater veterans Aaron Lamb and Katherine Strohmaier. The two take turns singing songs, telling the story from their point of view. However, Jamie begins his story at the beginning of the relationship and each song moves him forward in time, while Cathy begins at the end of the relationship and each song moves her backward in time. This unique storytelling technique adds great nuance to the story, all backed by a breathtaking musical score by multi Tony-award winning composer Jason Robert Brown. The result is a powerful story of love and loss and a poignant examination of modern-day relationships.Musical productions have always been a favorite at Harlequin Productions. Photo courtesy: Harlequin Productions.“It’s a profound story that is relatable for anyone who has felt their heart soar with love only to break with loss,” said the show’s Director Linda Whitney. “It celebrates the highest heights of love while acknowledging the lowest lows.”Harlequin’s presentation of this musical will be especially unique. As Linda Whitney explains, “When one of the actors is singing their song, the other will be accompanying them on piano. So the two characters remain engaged through the music even when only one is singing.”Musical fans can enjoy a bonus musical and celebrate Harlequin’s 25th anniversary by grabbing their tickets to The Last Five Years at read more