Saturday 23 September 2017

Ryanair announces two new routes from Dublin for winter 2017

97 routes from Ireland

Ryanair Photo: Getty
Ryanair Photo: Getty
Pól Ó Conghaile

Pól Ó Conghaile

Ryanair has announced new flights from Dublin to Valencia and Tours as part of its 2017 winter schedule.

The new schedule, to commence in late October, includes 68 routes which will deliver some 12m passengers through Dublin, the airline said.

Ryanair currently operates twice-weekly summer services to Valencia and Tours from Dublin, but the announcement sees the routes go year-round.

Tours, in centre-west France, is a gateway to the Loire Valley region.

"Irish customers and visitors are booking our summer 2017 seats in record numbers as fares continue to fall," said Kenny Jacobs, the airline's Chief Marketing Officer.

Despite the new routes, however, Ryanair says its traffic will decline by three percent at Dublin Airport next year "as daa costs rise".

Contacted by Independent.ie Travel, a spokesperson for Dublin Airport pointed out that there is no increase in its charges this year. It welcomed the new services.

In total, Ryanair will operate 97 routes from Ireland next winter.

A €9.99 seat sale is underway on ryanair.com.

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