Saturday 29 April 2017

Holidays are coming! These are the new flights taking off from Irish airports this summer

Summer schedules

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An airplane in flight. Photo: Deposit
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Looking for summer getaway suggestions? With airlines moving to summer schedules, here are your options from Irish airports...

Before we start, a few housekeeping notes - this is not an exhaustive list. We've included new and seasonal routes resuming for summer, but existing year-round flights are excluded.

Now, happy holiday hunting!

Dublin Airport

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Sicily for the hols?

After its busiest ever year in 2016, Dublin is heading for a bumper summer.

  • Almeria, Ryanair, 2x weekly
  • Athens, Aer Lingus, 3x weekly, from April 29
  • Barcelona Reus, Ryanair, daily
  • Bari, Ryanair, 2x weekly
  • Biarritz, Ryanair, 3x weekly
  • Bilbao, Aer Lingus, up to 3x weekly
  • Boston, Delta, 7 weekly, from May 26
  • Boston Providence, Norwegian, 5x weekly, from July NEW
  • Bourgas (Bulgaria), Aer Lingus, 6x weekly, April 28
  • Catania (Sicily), Aer Lingus, 2x weekly
  • Chania (Crete), Ryanair, 2x weekly
  • Corfu, Aer Lingus, 2x weekly, from April 29
  • Cyprus (Larnaca), Cobalt Aero, 2x weekly, from April 8
  • Doha, Qatar Airways, 7 weekly, from June 12 NEW
  • Dubrovnik, Aer Lingus, 4x weekly
  • Girona, Ryanair, 2x weekly
  • Ibiza, British Airways, 1x weekly, from May 19
  • Izmir (Turkey), Aer Lingus, 2x weekly
  • La Rochelle, Ryanair, up to 4x weekly
  • Marseille, Aer Lingus, 4x weekly from end of April
  • Miami, Aer Lingus, 3x weekly, from September 1, NEW
  • Montpellier, Aer Lingus, 2x weekly, from April 28
  • Munich, Transavia, 3x weekly, from March 26
  • Murcia, Aer Lingus, 4x weekly
  • Nantes, Aer Lingus, 2x weekly, from April 19
  • Naples, Aer Lingus, 4x weekly
  • New York Stewart, Norwegian, 7x weekly, from July NEW 
  • Palma de Mallorca, Ryanair & Aer Lingus, daily
  • Perpignon, Aer Lingus, 4x weekly, from end of April
  • Pisa, Ryanair, up to 6x weekly
  • Pula, Aer Lingus, 3x weekly, from May 27
  • Santander, Ryanair, up to 3x weekly
  • Santiago de Compostela, Aer Lingus, 3x weekly
  • Split, Aer Lingus, 2x weekly, from May 27
  • Stockholm, Norwegian, 2x weekly, from June 9 NEW
  • Tours Loire Valley, Ryanair, 2x weekly
  • Valencia, Ryanair, up to 3x weekly
  • Vigo, Ryanair, 2x weekly

Norwegian's new transatlantic routes, Aer Lingus's service to Miami and Qatar Airway's flights to Doha are all new year-round services, while popular sun destinations like Faro, Malaga and Orlando are of course, served all year round.

Other seasonal flight changes from Dublin include both Etihad and Turkish Airlines moving to double-daily services on their Abu Dhabi and Istanbul routes, respectively.

It's not all a tale of growth, however - Ryanair has pulled its direct flight from Dublin to Marrakech, and Aer Lingus has scrapped its proposed route to Porto.

Cork Airport

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Reykjavik - direct flights from Cork this May

Ireland's second-busiest airport is on a roll after a wave of new route announcements, including its first ever direct, scheduled transatlantic flights.

  • Barcelona, Aer Lingus, 4x weekly, from May 1
  • Boston Providence, Norwegian, 3x weekly, from July 1 NEW
  • Bordeaux, Ryanair, 1x weekly, from June 3
  • Faro, Aer Lingus & Ryanair, 6x weekly
  • Carcassonne, Ryanair, 2x weekly, from June 4
  • Dusseldorf, Aer Lingus, 2x weekly, from May 3
  • Girona, Ryanair, 2x weekly, from June 3
  • Milan Bergamo, Ryanair, 2x weekly, from June 1
  • Madrid, Iberia Express, 2x weekly, from June 3
  • Newquay, Aer Lingus Regional, 2x weekly, from May NEW
  • Palma de Mallorca, Aer Lingus & Ryanair, 5x weekly, from May 1
  • Reus, Ryanair, 4x weekly, from June 2
  • Rennes, Aer Lingus, 2x weekly, from May 27
  • Reykjavik, WOW air, 3x weekly, from May 19 NEW
  • Zurich, SWISS, 2x weekly, from June 2 NEW
  • Verona, Volotea, 1x weekly, from June

Shannon Airport

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  • Alicante, Ryanair, 3x weekly
  • Boston Providence, Norwegian, 2x weekly from July 1 NEW
  • Chicago, United, up to 7x weekly, from May 26
  • Faro, Ryanair & Aer Lingus, 7x weekly
  • Frankfurt, Lufthansa, 1x weekly, from April 29 NEW
  • New York Stewart, Norwegian, 2x weekly, from July 1 NEW
  • Malaga, Aer Lingus, 2x weekly, from May 2
  • New York, Delta, daily from May 5
  • Palma, Ryanair, up to 3x weekly
  • Philadelphia, American Airlines, daily from May 6
  • Stockholm, SAS, 2x weekly, from August 1 NEW 
  • Zurich, Helvetic Airways, 1x weekly, from May 20

Ireland West (Knock Airport)

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Croatian seaside scenes in Dubrovnik...

Ireland West (Knock) clocked its busiest ever year in 2016, handling 734,000 passengers during its 30th anniversary year.

  • Bristol, Ryanair, 3x weekly
  • Tenerife, Ryanair 1x weekly
  • Faro, Ryanair, 4x weekly
  • Malaga, Ryanair, 4x weekly
  • Alicante, Ryanair, 4x weekly, from June
  • Barcelona, Ryanair, 2x weekly, from June
  • Milan, Ryanair, 2x weekly, from June
  • Costa Dorada, Falcon Holidays & Thomson, weekly charter from June
  • Dubrovnik, Concorde Travel, weekly charter from June

Kerry Airport

  • Alicante, Ryanair, 2x weekly
  • Faro, Ryanair, 2x weekly

NB: This is not an exhaustive list. Existing year-round flights have not been included. Routes without a date are already operational.

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