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WestJet Launches New Dublin-Calgary Service

WestJet Launches New Dublin-Calgary Service

Dublin Airport is delighted to welcome WestJet’s new three times weekly direct service to Calgary in Alberta, Canada.

The new route will be operated with a Boeing Dreamliner aircraft and is the only scheduled service between the two cities.

WestJet’s new Calgary service will also offer onward connections to 24 destinations including Vancouver and Las Vegas.

“We have forged a strong bond and friendship with WestJet and we are delighted to welcome its new direct service between Calgary and Dublin Airport” said Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison.

“Dublin Airport is now connected to six Canadian cities which means that this year is set to be our busiest year ever for travel between Dublin and Canada. I have no doubt this new service will be popular in both directions for business and leisure passengers.  We wish WestJet every success with its new route and we will continue to work closely with them to promote the new service” he added.

WestJet’s Chief Commercial Officer Arved von zur Muehlen said “With the launch of our third transatlantic Dreamliner flight, WestJet adds to our exceptional growth into and out of Calgary, where we remain the airline with the most destinations and departures. With more than 4.5 million Canadians claiming Irish heritage, we are pleased to be providing our guests with easy access to all the cultural, economic and social ties between Western Canada and Ireland.”

WestJet, which is Canada’s second largest airline, is headquartered in Calgary and operates about 725 flights daily to 105 destinations.  Dublin was WestJet’s first ever transatlantic destination, as the airline launched its Dublin-St. John’s Newfoundland service in the summer of 2014.

The airline switched its services between Dublin and St. John’s to a six times weekly service to Halifax in April this year.

The new Dublin-Calgary route will operate from Dublin three times per week on Sunday, Monday and Thursday.  Flights will depart at 13.45 and arrive in Calgary at 15.05.  The return flights will depart Calgary on Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday at 20.45 and arrive in Dublin at 11.38 the following day.

Calgary is one of six Canadian destinations served directly from Dublin Airport this summer; joining Toronto, Montréal, Vancouver, Halifax and Hamilton, Ontario.  Dublin Airport will also have direct services to 18 destination in the US this year as part of its largest ever transatlantic offering.

Ireland and Canada have strong and enduring cultural and business links.  About 14% of Canada’s population is of Irish descent and more than 70 Canadian firms have businesses in Ireland, employing a total of more than 13,000 people.

Pictured above: daa Senior VP Aviation Business Development, Jon Woolf, Ireland Ambassador to Canada, Jim Kelly and WestJet Executive Vice President People & Culture, Mark Porter at the launch of WestJet’s new direct service between Calgary and Dublin.

2nd June 2019


DUB+ Dublin Airport Ryanair - Toulouse

Ryanair Announces New Dublin-Toulouse Service

DUB+ Dublin Airport Ryanair - Toulouse

Dublin Airport welcomes today’s announcement from Ryanair that it is to launch a new four times weekly service to Toulouse, France this winter.

The new route will start on October 27 and will continue for summer 2020 with a daily service.

Welcoming Ryanair’s announcement Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison said “We are delighted to see Ryanair add another new route to its network from Dublin Airport. Also known as ‘The Pink City’, Toulouse is steeped in culture and history and is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. I have no doubt the new route will be popular in both directions. We will work closely with Ryanair’s management team to help promote the new service.”

More than 9.3 million passengers have travelled through Dublin Airport in the first four months of this year, a 7% increase over the same period last year. Dublin Airport has welcomed more than 650,000 additional passengers in the first four months of 2019.

Dublin Airport has flights to almost 200 destinations in 43 countries, operated by 47 airlines and is the 11th busiest airport in the European Union.

24th May 2019


DUB+ Dublin Airport April Record

New April Record With 2.8 Million Passengers

DUB+ Dublin Airport April Record

Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport increased by 7% in April to 2.8 million, making it the busiest April in the airport’s 79-year history.
Passenger volumes to and from Continental Europe increased by 9%, with almost 1.5 million passengers travelling on flights to and from continental Europe in April. UK traffic increased by 2%, as almost 877,000 passengers travelled to and from the UK last month.

Transatlantic passenger volumes grew by 16%, with almost 344,000 passengers travelling to and from North America in April. Other international traffic, mainly to the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific region grew by 2% with just over 80,500 passengers travelling to and from these destinations in April. Domestic traffic declined by 3% with more than 8,000 passengers travelling on domestic routes in April.

The number of passengers using Dublin Airport as a hub to connect to another destination increased by 9% with more than 171,000 passengers connecting through Dublin Airport last month.

More than 9.3 million passengers have travelled through Dublin Airport in the first four months of this year, a 7% increase over the same period last year. Dublin Airport has welcomed more than 650,000 additional passengers in the first four months of 2019.
Dublin Airport has flights to almost 200 destinations in 43 countries, operated by 47 airlines and is the 11th busiest airport in the European Union.

13th May 2019


Dublin Airport DUB+ May Bank Holiday Weekend

Record May Bank Holiday Weekend At Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport DUB+ May Bank Holiday Weekend

More than 383,000 passengers are expected to travel through Dublin Airport this May Bank Holiday weekend from Friday, 3rd May to Monday, 6th May 2019.  Passenger numbers are up 4% compared to the same weekend last year, according to Dublin Airport.

Dublin Airport Communications Manager, Siobhán O’Donnell said over 2,700 flights will arrive and depart this May Bank Holiday weekend as the summer holiday season gets underway.

“Dublin Airport has 23 new routes this summer so there is more choice than ever for passengers travelling abroad and for overseas visitors coming to Ireland.” Ms O’Donnell said.

“The addition of 6 new long-haul new services, and 17 new short-haul routes, coupled with additional capacity and frequency on 14 existing routes is contributing to the increase in passenger numbers.” Ms O’Donnell added.

The increased traffic at Dublin Airport brings more jobs in tourism, trade and investment throughout the country.

Dublin Airport has flights to almost 200 destinations in 43 countries, operated by over 40 airlines and is the 11th busiest airport in the European Union.

3rd May 2019


Dublin Airport DUB+ Ryanair Launches New Dublin-Kyiv Service

Ryanair Launches New Dublin-Kyiv Service

Dublin Airport DUB+ Ryanair Launches New Dublin-Kyiv Service

Dublin Airport is delighted to welcome the launch of Ryanair’s twice weekly summer service to the Ukraine capital, Kyiv.

“Ryanair will fly to 100 destinations from Dublin Airport this summer and we are delighted to see its route network go from strength to strength” said Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison.

“The new route will boost trade and tourism between Ireland and the Ukraine and I have no doubt it will be a popular route in both directions. We will work closely with Ryanair and its management team to promote this new service” he added.

Kyiv is a major city in eastern Europe with a population of more than 2.8 million. The city is known as an important industrial, scientific, educational and cultural centre.

More than 6.5 million passengers have travelled through Dublin Airport in the first three months of the year, representing an 8% increase, or an extra 460,000 passengers, compared to the same period last year.

Dublin Airport has flights to almost 200 destinations in 43 countries, operated by 53 airlines and is the 11th busiest airport in the European Union.

Pictured above: Ryanair Communications Executive for Ireland & UK, Eimear Ryan and Dublin Airport Airline Business Development Manager, David Ward at the launch of Ryanair’s new summer service to Kyiv.

2nd May 2019


The Dublin Airport Summer Schedule

Dublin Airport DUB+ Summer Schedule 2019Dublin Airport will welcome a total of 23 new routes and four new airlines in the coming weeks, making this the busiest summer in the airport’s 79-year history.

More than 1.3 million extra seats have been added across the airport’s route network, which is a 6% increase in capacity when compared to last summer.

Four new airlines, airBaltic, Great Dane Airlines, SunExpress and TAP Air Portugal are joining Dublin Airport’s growing list of airline customers.

Six long-haul routes and 17 short-haul destinations are being added to Dublin Airport’s flight schedule this summer.

To view the Dublin Airport Summer for 2019 e-flipbook, click here.

26th April 2019


Dublin Airport DUB+ Easter 2019

Passenger Numbers Up 6% Over Easter

Dublin Airport DUB+ Easter 2019

A total of 390,000 passengers are to expected travel through Dublin Airport over the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend from Friday, April 19 until Monday, April 22, which is a 6% increase compared to last Easter.

“Over 2,600 flights are expected to arrive and depart this Easter Bank Holiday weekend” said Dublin Airport spokesperson Siobhán O’Donnell. “The Canary Islands and Spanish coastal resorts are the most popular sunshine destinations for passengers in search of sunshine this Easter and city breaks are also high on the agenda for those heading away” she added.

Monday is expected to be the busiest day of the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend with more than 102,000 passengers expected to arrive and depart through the airport that day.

Dublin Airport is also preparing for a busy summer season, with 23 new routes and services comprising six long-haul routes and 17 short-haul destinations.

More than 6.5 million passengers have travelled through Dublin Airport between January and March, representing an 8% increase, or an extra 460,000 passengers, compared to the same period last year.

Wednesday 17th April 2019


Dublin Airport DUB+ TAP Launch

TAP Launches New Dublin to Lisbon Service

Dublin Airport DUB+ TAP Launch

Dublin Airport welcomes the launch of Portuguese airline TAP’s new double daily summer service between Dublin and Lisbon.

The airline’s new service will be operated by an Airbus A319 aircraft.

“After a decade long absence, we are delighted to welcome TAP back to Dublin Airport” said Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison.

“Lisbon is a beautiful city steeped in history and culture and this route will bring additional choice for passengers travelling between Dublin and Portugal. It will also offer convenient onward connectivity to South America and other locations via TAP’s global network” he added.

Lisbon is one of Europe’s most popular city break destinations, with a historic city centre, cool nightlife and 290 days of sunshine per year.

TAP is one of four new airlines joining Dublin Airport’s route network this year and this Dublin to Lisbon route is one of 23 new services being launched this summer.

Pictured above: St Munchins College Rugby team, travelling to the Lisbon Portugal rugby tournament

15th April 2019


Dublin Airport DUB+ Norweigan Launch

Norwegian Launches New Service To Hamilton Toronto

Dublin Airport DUB+ Norweigan Launch

Dublin Airport welcomes the launch of Norwegian’s four times weekly service between Dublin and Hamilton Toronto, Canada.

This is the airline’s first-ever route between Europe and Canada.

“We are thrilled that Norwegian selected Dublin Airport to launch its first ever Europe to Canada service” said Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison.

“Hamilton is Dublin Airport’s fifth destination in Canada offering further choice and flexibility for passengers.  I have no doubt this new route will be hugely popular in both directions for the growing Canada-Ireland and Ireland-Canada markets. We will work closely with Norwegian to help promote its new service” he added.

Senior VP Commercial, Norwegian said “We’re delighted to build on our popular services to the USA and offer Irish consumers another destination with our first-ever route from Dublin to Canada.

“Customers now have an affordable option to explore a brand-new destination this summer whether visiting Hamilton, Toronto or witnessing the beauty of nature at Niagara Falls with the flexibility of a daily schedule.”

Norwegian will operate its new service on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday using a Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

Hamilton is located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the Canadian province of Ontario and is ideally situated to allow passengers easy access to major cities and attractions in the vicinity.

Toronto is less than 50 minutes from the city, Buffalo, New York and Niagara Falls are both only one hour away.  Lake Erie, the fourth largest of the Great Lakes in North America, is also a short one-hour drive from Hamilton and is renowned for its small fishing ports, beaches, finishing and diving facilities as well as vineyards situated along the coastline.

Norwegian’s new service to Hamilton Toronto is one of 23 new routes and services starting at Dublin Airport this summer.

1st April 2019


Dublin Airport DUB+ Airbaltic Dublin Riga

airBaltic Launches New Dublin To Riga Service

Dublin Airport DUB+ Airbaltic Dublin Riga

Dublin Airport welcomes the launch of airBaltic’s four times weekly summer service to Riga.

The airline will operate its new service with an Airbus A220-300.

“We are delighted to welcome airBaltic back to Dublin Airport re-establishing the connection between our two capital cities” said Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison.

“Riga is a beautiful city steeped in history and culture and its old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Not only can passengers now fly direct to Riga they can also connect there to a range of destinations such as Tallinn, Vilinius, Russia and the Middle East” he added.

Speaking at the launch of the new service airBaltic Chief Executive Martin Gauss said “Riga is a dynamic city and the key business centre of the Baltic states. We are excited to connect Dublin and Riga as it opens up connections not only to Latvia but also to our wider home region with Tallinn and Vilnius as well as many destinations in Scandinavia, the CIS and Middle East.”

airBaltic serves over 70 destinations from Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius, offering the largest variety of destinations and convenient connections via Riga to its network across Europe, Scandinavia, the CIS and the Middle East.

The airline is one of 23 new routes and services starting at Dublin Airport this summer.

Pictured above: Latvian Ambassador to Ireland, Janis Silis; Irish Ambassador to Latvia, Jim Hennessy; airBaltic Head of Communications Alise Briede; airBaltic Chief Executive, Martin Gauss and Dublin Airport Snr. VP Aviation Business Development, Jon Woolf.

31st March 2019