The A-List celebrities who have passed through Shannon Airport
Shannon Airport will launch a ‘Runway of Fame' exhibition to celebrate its 70th anniversary
Published 10/04/2015 | 11:49
Marilyn Monroe, Tom Hanks and Jackie O are among the famous faces expected to feature in a new exhibition celebrating the famous passengers who have passed through Shannon Airport throughout its 70 year history.
Shannon Airport is currently collecting celebrity memorabilia to create a ‘Runway of Fame’ which will mark the airport’s 70th anniversary this year.
The exhibition, which will be a permanent fixture in the transit lounge, will feature fantastic pictures of the A-listers who have passed through the airport ranging from movie stars and presidents, not to mention Pope John Paul II.
Photographs of Jacqueline Kennedy Onnaiss on the tarmac with her children and a funny snap of Marilyn Monroe sipping an Irish coffee are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to footage and photographs documenting Shannon Airport’s rich celebrity history.
Just last summer Oscar winner Tom Hanks posed for photos in the airport’s Arrivals lounge, while actors Gene Kelly and Bob Hope have also passed through.
Although not a soul managed to snap a photo of Kim and Kanye West during their honeymoon last year, they too are thought to have landed on Shannon Airport’s tarmac on their private jet.
The airport is now calling out for passengers to share their footage and photographs of celebrities captured throughout the decades to feature on the 'Runway of Fame'.
Airport Operations Director Niall Maloney said, “Shannon Airport’s significance in the world of aviation is unrivalled for an airport of its size and it’s only right that we would begin developing a collection that captures this.
“When you think of all the firsts that came out of Shannon, from being the original transatlantic gateway between Europe and the US to the home of duty free, there’s incredible history here and this initiative will help recognise that.”
Anyone with photographs and autographs that they would like to be included should contact should email firstname.lastname@example.org.