10 August 2009
The introduction of Europe’s first ever full US preclearance facilities at Shannon Airport will enable passengers flying to the United States of America from Shannon Airport to pre-clear all formalities before departure, allowing for faster processing on arrival in a US airport.
Delivered by award-winning consultant, WYG Ireland, the facility can now preclear all formalities before departing - making arrival in the U.S.A.earlier and easier.
WYG Ireland, part of the WYG group, provided full multidisciplinary services for the €21 million terminal expansion to Shannon Airport including structural and fire engineering, mechanical and electrical engineering, asbestos surveying and management, contract administration and site supervision. The company worked with its partners, MAP Architects and Tweeds, also part of the WYG group, on this project.
The project is the largest investment by ShannonAirport in over a decade.
Ray Moore, Group Managing Director of WYG Ireland, said: “2009 marks ten years of operations for WYG in Ireland and we are delighted to have completed this pioneering project for Shannon Airport this year. Over the last two years, WYG has worked with the airport engineering team, the airlines at Shannon Airport, the US Department of Homeland Securities and the local authorities to bring this project to fruition.
“The new terminal expansion will radically improve the passenger experience at Shannon Airport,” he added.
The first ever flight from Europe to have full pre-clearance was Continental Airlines flight CO025 from Shannon to New York which departed on 5th August. The facility will be officially opened in September.
Pictured L-R: Marttin Stonehouse, HKT&T; Brendan Mullins, Shannon Airport; Jim Fitzgerald, WYG Ireland and John McInerney, PJ Hegarty & Sons.