Monday 26 February 2018

Ryanair announces five new flights from Dublin (and a flash sale from €14.99)

Summer 2018

Ryanair Photo: Getty
Ryanair Photo: Getty
Pól Ó Conghaile

Pól Ó Conghaile

Ryanair is reinstating direct flights to Marrakech as part of its summer 2018 schedule from Dublin Airport, the airline has announced.

New routes for next summer will also include a double daily service to Munich International, a daily Stuttgart service, and direct flights from Dublin to Naples and Paphos.

In total, Ryanair will operate 90 routes from Dublin Airport in summer 2018, delivering what it says will be 12.9m million customers in the calender year.

The new routes will go on sale this September (airline summer schedules typically operate from late March to October), with the Munich and Stuttgart services operating for winter 2017/18 also.

The Naples service is also an extension of its five-times weekly winter route.

Last year, at the launch of its summer 2017 schedule, Ryanair said it would cut back its total services from Dublin by some 1,600 flights, due to what it claimed was a fall-off in UK visitors and the airport becoming "uncompetitive".

This year, it is adding around 450,000 seats - with other route announcements including extra (daily) flights to Hamburg.

The combination of Ryanair’s new routes and extensions to its existing services means that Ryanair will grow its overall Dublin Airport summer traffic by 4pc next year,” said daa Chief Executive Kevin Toland, welcoming the announcements.

Both Ryanair and Dublin Airport are enjoying a bumper 2017, with passenger numbers at the airport up 6pc to 16.9 million from January to July.

Ryanair has launched a flash sale to celebrate its summer 2018 schedule - with fares from €14.99 available for travel in September and October on ryanair.com.

The sale expires at midnight this Thursday, August 31.

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