Jobs losses for over 55s amid plans to downgrade at Shannon Airport
Shannon Airport plans to introduce a voluntary redundancy scheme for staff over the age of 55 and to realign its status as a Category 9 airport.
This means it would no longer facilitate certain sized aircraft.
Following a meeting with staff on Tuesday, an airport spokesman confirmed that management is proposing a range of measures to help reduce costs and facilitate an investment programme which includes a €15m runway improvement.
Under new proposals, the airport will be downgraded to become a "flexible Category 9" service. According to workers, this means the airport would effectively become a Category 7 airport and only accept certain sized jets.