DUB+ Dublin Airport Ryanair to Turkey

Ryanair To Launch Its First Service To Turkey

DUB+ Dublin Airport Ryanair to Turkey

Dublin Airport welcomes the announcement that Ryanair will operate a new summer service to Turkey.

The new weekly service to the tourist gateway of Dalaman on the country’s south-west coast is set to begin in June.

This is Ryanair’s first venture into Turkey which will form part of its 2018 summer schedule and they will also operate a weekly flight from the Slovakian capital Bratislava to its new Turkish destination, of Dalaman.

Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison said of the announcement: “I am delighted to see Ryanair’s route network expanding further and going from strength to strength at Dublin Airport.”

He added: “Turkey is a hugely popular sun destination for Irish people so I have no doubt the route will be a great success.”

Dalaman is located on the country’s south-western coast close to the holiday resorts of Marmaris, Fethiye (pictured) and Oludeniz.

16th March 2018


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Hainan Airlines Launches New Dublin-Beijing Route

Dublin Airport DUB+ Hainan Airlines

Hainan Airlines, China’s largest independent airline have announced a new year-round service from Dublin to Beijing from 12th June, which will be Ireland’s first direct route to mainland China.

The new route was announced at a reception in the Irish Embassy in Beijing today, attended by the Tánaiste Simon Coveney T.D. and representatives from Dublin Airport, Hainan Airlines, Beijing Airport and Tourism Ireland.

The Tánaiste, commenting on the announcement said: “This first ever direct route to mainland China and the first Irish destination in Hainan Airline’s international network is a major achievement, which will prove transformational to the bilateral relationship between China and Ireland.”

Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison said “This is a hugely significant announcement for the Irish economy. Hainan’s new Dublin-Beijing route links not just our two capital cities, but also our two countries. It is great news for tourism and trade and this improved connectivity will create new jobs throughout Ireland.”

Two-way trade between Ireland and China is currently estimated to be worth more than €14.9 billion per year. This new direct route will greatly facilitate Irish firms and exporters with operations and clients in China, as well as China’s financial services and technology companies investing in Ireland. Ireland is also home to more than 5,000 Chinese students attending Irish educational institutions.

Hainan Airlines Chairman Bao Qifa said of their new route launch: “This opening of the first nonstop service from Beijing to Dublin will provide new facilities to stimulate the development of Sino-Irish relations.”

China’s capital city Beijing has a population of almost 12 million people and is the most popular destination for air travel between Ireland and China. Mr Harrison said that “this new route will provide direct connectivity to Beijing and convenient connections to other key Chinese cities via Hainan’s hub in the Chinese capital.”

Hainan Airlines will operate flights from Dublin to Beijing four times per week. On two days per week, the service will be direct non-stop flights between Dublin and Beijing. On the other two days, the flights will operate with a stopover in Edinburgh.

15th March 2018


Dublin Airport DUB+ British Airways Manchester

British Airways to launch new Dublin-Manchester route

Dublin Airport DUB+ British Airways Manchester

Dublin Airport welcomes the announcement from British Airways that it is to launch a new weekly service from Dublin to Manchester from May 2018.

The airline also announced that it is to increase frequency on its Dublin to London City route from 32 to 36 flights per week.

Welcoming the announcement Dublin Airport Managing Director said “I am delighted to see British Airways expand its route network at Dublin Airport. I have no doubt that this route with be hugely popular for both Irish and UK passengers.”

Luke Hayhoe, British Airways’ general manager customer and commercial, said: “The new Embraer 190 jets will be a welcome addition to our fleet as we continue to grow our route network and frequencies both from our home base at London City and from other UK regional airports.”

Dublin Airport has welcomed over 27.4 million passengers in the first 11 months of the year, a 6% increase over the same period last year.

More than 1.6 million extra passengers have travelled through the airport between January and November.

15th December 2017


Dublin Airport DUB+ Stuttgard Ryanair Launch

Dublin Airport Welcomes New Ryanair Service To Stuttgart

Dublin Airport DUB+ Stuttgard Ryanair Launch

Dublin Airport welcomes the launch of Ryanair’s new year-round, daily service to Stuttgart from today.

The new service is Ryanair’s eight German destination from Dublin Airport.

Welcoming the new service Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison said “We are delighted to see Ryanair going from strength to strength expanding its route network from Dublin Airport.”

He added “Ryanair is now flying to 70 destinations from Dublin Airport this winter and this new route to Stuttgart provides further travel options and flexibility for business and leisure customers.”

Ryanair Sales & Marketing Executive, Lauren Hennessy said “We are very pleased to celebrate our inaugural flight from Dublin to Stuttgart. Irish customers and visitors can now choose from 70 Dublin routes, including three new services to Naples, Munich and Stuttgart.”

Ryanair recently launched services to Munich and Naples and the airline will operate new summer services to Paphos in Cyrus and Marrakech in Morocco in 2018.

More than 25.3 million passengers have travelled through Dublin Airport in the first ten months of the year, which is a 6% increase on the same period in 2016.

Dublin Airport welcomed an additional 1.4 million passengers between January and October and now has direct flights to more than 185 destinations in 41 countries operated by a total of 47 airlines.

Pictured above from left to right at the launch today; Brian Gallagher of Dublin Airport, Ryanair cabin crew members and Laura Hennessy of Ryanair.

23rd November 2017


Dublin Airport DUB+ Ryanair Munich

Ryanair Launch a New Service to Munich

Dublin Airport DUB+ Ryanair Munich launch

Dublin Airport welcomes Ryanair’s new year-round, double daily service to Munich.

The new service is Ryanair’s seventh destination in Germany from Dublin Airport.

“Ryanair is a very important customer and we are delighted to see its route network go from strength to strength,” said Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison, commenting on the launch of the new service today.

“Munich is a very popular destination and this new double daily service will provide greater choice and flexibility for customers travelling between the two cities. Ryanair is flying to 69 destinations from Dublin Airport this winter so there are plenty of travel options to choose from,” he added.

Commenting on the new route Ryanair’s Sales and Marketing Executive Johannes Roemer said “We’re delighted to launch a new twice daily service to Munich, which is our seventh German route from Dublin Airport. This winter we’ll have 69 destinations from Dublin including our new services to Munich, Stuttgart and Naples.”

Ryanair will add the German city of Stuttgart to its route network from Dublin later this month. The airline will also operate new summer services to Paphos in Cyprus and Marrakech in Morocco in 2018.

More than 25.3 million passengers have travelled through Dublin Airport in the first ten months of the year, which is a 6% increase on the same period in 2016.

Dublin Airport welcomed an additional 1.4 million passengers between January and October and now has direct flights to over 180 destinations in 41 countries.

Pictured: Dublin Airport’s Vincent Harrison and Ryanair’s Johannes Roemer with passengers Alyse Krage and Alicia Oliver, from California, at the launch of the new Munich route.

6 November 2017


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Stobart Air Launches New Service To London Southend

Dublin Airport DUB+ Stobart Air FlyBe Southend

Dublin Airport is delighted to welcome Stobart Air’s new route to London Southend. The three times daily, year-round route will operate under the Flybe brand.

“We are delighted to see Stobart Air go from strength to strength expanding its route network from Dublin Airport providing greater choice and flexibility for passengers travelling to London,” said Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison.

He added “Dublin-London is the busiest route in Europe with almost five million passengers travelling between the two cities every year” .

Commenting, as the inaugural flight from Dublin to London Southend takes off this week, Graeme Buchanan, Managing Director of Stobart Air, said: “We are delighted to see our new Dublin to London Southend route begin. Passenger bookings on the route have been strong which is testament to the popularity of this new service.”

“As an airline, we are committed to providing more choice to our customers and the addition of extra flights from May 2018, means greater flexibility and more choice at a busy time of the year. London Southend is one of the UK’s fastest growing airports, offering unique convenience and direct access to central London and we look forward to working with the team there to grow and develop this route.”

More than 22.7 million passengers have travelled through Dublin Airport in the first nine months of the year, which is a 6% increase on the same period in 2016.

Dublin Airport welcomed 1.3 million additional passengers between January and September.

Dublin Airport has direct flights to more than 185 destinations in 41 countries operated by a total of 47 airlines.

Pictured above: Dublin’s Airport’s Edel Redmond; Ciaran Smith, Network Development Manager, Stobart Air; Stephen O’Reilly, Dublin Airport: Graeme Buchanan, MD, Stobart Air; Martin Saxton, CCO, Stobart Air; Jon Woolf and Michelle Reilly, Dublin Airport.

4th November 2017

 


Dublin Airport DUB+ Ryanair Naples New Service

New Ryanair Naples Service Launched

Dublin Airport DUB+ Ryanair Naples New Service

Dublin Airport and Ryanair launched a new service to Naples yesterday.

Naples is the first of three new routes being launched by Ryanair from Dublin Airport this winter. The airline will also launch a new year-round double daily service to Munich and a daily service to Stuttgart in the coming weeks.

The new service will operate twice-weekly for the winter season, increasing to five times weekly next summer.

Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison commented on the launch saying: “We are delighted to see Ryanair expand its services further from Dublin Airport providing greater choice and flexibility for customers.  Naples is a beautiful city steeped in culture and I have no doubt it will be a popular choice for passengers over the winter months.”

“We will work closely with Ryanair to help promote these new services and look forward to celebrating new summer services to Paphos in Cyrus and Marrakech in Morocco in 2018.”

Ryanair Senior Sales and Marketing Manager Chiara Ravara said, “Winter is here and we’re pleased to celebrate the launch of our new Dublin route to Naples, with a twice weekly service.”

“This is the ninth Ryanair route between Dublin and Italy and customers and visitors can choose from 69 Dublin routes in total this winter, including our exciting new routes to Naples and Munich.”

Pictured above: Brian Gallagher, Airline Business Development Manager; Edel Redmond, Senior B2B Marketing Executive; Michelle Reilly, Event Coordinator B2B Marketing and Barry Barker, Airline Product Improvement Manager, with Ryanair Sales and Marketing Executive, Arianna Ciarletta.

2nd November 2017


Air Arabia Maroc Launch New Service To Agadir

A new twice-weekly service between Dublin and the Moroccan city of Agadir has been launched by Air Arabia Maroc.

Welcoming the new service, Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison said “We are delighted to welcome Air Arabia Maroc to Dublin Airport and to Ireland.”

“Agadir is an exciting cultural as well as a great winter sun destination with lots to offer. The new scheduled service provides further choice and flexibility for passengers.”

Air Arabia Maroc, which was established in April 2009, is Morocco’s largest low cost carrier and part of the Air Arabia Group.

It currently operates flights to 48 European routes from five cities in Morocco: Casablanca, Fez, Tangier, Marrakech and Nador. Its new Agadir base will have flights to seven European cities including Dublin.

The new Dublin-Agadir route operates on Wednesdays and Saturdays. It is one of 14 new services being launched at Dublin Airport this year.

Pictured at the launch of the new service above: Dublin Airport, Airline Business Development Manager, Brian Gallagher; Cabin Crew Chaemae Elouzane, Air Arabia Maroc Leisure Sales Manager Europe, Mairead Ryan; Pilot Adil Noufissou and Dublin Airport Chief Communications Officer, Paul O’Kane.

11 October 2017


Dublin Airpot Cobalt

Cobalt Air Dublin-Larnaca Service To Become Year Round

Dublin Airport welcomes the announcement from Cyprus-based airline Cobalt Air that it will extend its summer service to operate year round flights between Dublin and Larnaca.

The airline initially started a twice weekly service between July and September in 2016.

Welcoming the announcement, Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison said “Dublin-Larnaca was one of Colbalt Air’s first routes and today’s announcement that the route will be a year round service is testament to its success and popularity”.

Cyprus is a very popular destination for Irish holidaymakers seeking a sunshine break. We will continue to work with Colbalt Air to ensure its continued success,” he added.

A Cobalt Air spokesman said the airline was pleased to launch Dublin for Winter 2017. “This continues our commitment to the Irish market which has flocked to Cyprus in record numbers this summer. Irish visitors can look forward to a wider range of onward connections from Larnaca, including Tel Aviv so there’s never been a better time to book a flight on Cobalt Air.”

7th September 2017


Dublin Airport Dub+ Cathay-Pacific

Cathay Pacific To Operate New Dublin-Hong Kong Service

Dublin Airport Dub+ Cathay-Pacific

Cathay Pacific has announced that it will operate a new direct Dublin-Hong Kong service four times a week from next June. The new year-round service will be Dublin Airport’s first ever direct route to the Asia-Pacific region and is a major milestone for the airport and the entire Irish economy.

“We are thrilled to welcome Cathay Pacific to Dublin Airport and to Ireland,” said Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison on the announcement. “Dublin Airport is competing for routes like this with other major European airports, so winning this new business is hugely positive news for Ireland, for foreign direct investment, for Irish exporters, and for inbound tourism.”

He added: “This historic new route brings direct flights from Ireland to Hong Kong for the first time and offers excellent onward connections via Cathay Pacific’s Hong Kong hub. Mr. Harrison said Dublin Airport was “continuing to add significant new airline customers and new routes, providing passengers with increased choice and convenience.”

Cathay Pacific Chief Executive Officer Rupert Hogg said the airline was excited to offer the only direct flights between Hong Kong and Dublin. “Dublin is a fantastic destination and attracts business and leisure travellers from the world over. We listened to our customers’ demands for more options and greater flexibility and have responded by building direct air links with this great city.”

Vincent Harrison said winning the landmark new route was a collaborative effort over several years that included a wide range of other bodies. “We would like to thank the Irish Embassy in China, the Consulate in Hong Kong, our colleagues at Tourism Ireland and other key stakeholders such as IDA Ireland, Enterprise Ireland and Bord Bia.”

Trade between Ireland and China is worth more than €8 billion per annum and almost 100 Irish firms have operations in China, employing a total of 100,000 people there.

Currently about 40,000 people per year travel between Dublin and Hong Kong, but this is expected to grow with the opening of the new direct service. An estimated 4,000 Irish people live in Hong Kong, according to the Irish Embassy in China.

The Dublin flight will arrive in Hong Kong early in the morning local time, providing a wide range of connecting options with flights to mainland China, Japan, Korea, South-East Asia and Australia on the Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon networks.

Cathay Pacific will operate the new Dublin-Hong Kong service with an Airbus A350-900 aircraft in a three class configuration. Starting June 2, 2018, the route will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

The planned flight times for the new Hong Kong route are as follows (all times local): In summer, the flight will depart Dublin at 11.55, arriving in Hong Kong at 07.05. The return flight will depart Hong Kong at 00.50, arriving in Dublin at 06.45.

In winter, the flight will depart Dublin at 11.00, arriving in Hong Kong at 07.30. The return flight will depart Hong Kong at 00.15 and arrive in Dublin at 05.30.

Cathay Pacific, which is part of the oneworld alliance, has flights to 197 destinations in 48 countries and territories. It operates a fleet of 144 aircraft with orders for a further 53 aircraft for delivery until 2024. Its short-haul subsidiary Cathay Dragon flies to 56 destinations in mainland China and other Asian countries.

31st August 2017