Monday 18 June 2018

Dublin Airport introducing 14 new routes

Dublin Airport bids to smash 30 million passengers this year
Dublin Airport bids to smash 30 million passengers this year

Rachel Farrell

Dublin Airport is introducing 14 new routes and 4 new airlines this summer.

Cathay Pacific, Croatia Airlines, Hainan Airlines and Icelandair will join the airport for a record summer this year.

Aer Lingus will begin flying to Seattle in May. In June, Air Canada will begin flying direct to Montreal, Cathay Pacific will fly direct to Hong Kong and Hainan Airlines direct to Beijing.

The peak summer months will see 446 flights per week to 16 destinations in the US and four in Canada.

One million additional passengers are expected on existing European flights, an increase of 8pc capacity.

Nine new routes are flying from Dublin to Europe, including Marrakesh, Paphos, Reykjavik and Luxembourg.

Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison said: “We are continuously working with existing and new airline customers to provide more choice for consumers and to add new destinations to our route network.

“We are particularly looking forward to welcoming our new services into the Asia Pacific region when direct services to Hong Kong and Beijing start in June.”

56 airlines will operate in Dublin Airport this summer, with flights to 195 destinations in 42 countries.

More than six million passengers traveled through Dublin Airport in 2018 so far, a 4pc increase from this time last year.

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