Dublin Airport DUB+ Record November

Record November At Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport DUB+ Record November

Almost 2.3 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport last month, making it the busiest November in the airport’s history. Passenger numbers were up 7% during the month.

Passenger volumes travelling to and from continental Europe grew by 8%, with almost 1.1 million people travelling to European destinations during the month.

UK traffic grew by 2% as almost 848,000 passengers travelled to and from UK destinations in November.

Transatlantic volumes increased by 15%, with more than 275,000 passengers travelling to and from North America during the month.

Other international passenger traffic, which includes flights to the Middle East, north Africa and the Asia Pacific region grew by 13%, with more than 72,000 passengers travelling on these route sectors in November.

Passenger numbers on domestic flights rose by 47%, with almost 10,000 passengers travelling on domestic routes during the month.

7th December 2018


Dublin Airport DUB+ Ryanair Split Dubrovnik

Ryanair Announces New services to Dubrovnik and Split

Dublin Airport welcomes the announcement by Ryanair that it is to launch new services to the Croatian cities of Dubrovnik and Split in 2019.

Both new services will operate twice weekly from June as part of the airline’s summer 2019 schedule.

Welcoming the announcement Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison said “We are delighted to see Ryanair expand its route network further from Dublin Airport with the addition of Dubrovnik and Split to its summer schedule next year. These beautiful Croatian cities are full of culture and history and I have no doubt they will be hugely popular destinations. We will work closely with Ryanair’s management team to promote its new services.”

Ryanair will have 13 new services from Dublin Airport next summer to Bodrum, Bordeaux, Bournemouth, Caligari, Dubrovnik, Frankfurt, Gothenburg, Kyiv, London Southend, Lourdes, Luxembourg, Split and Thessaloniki.

Image above: Dubrovnik overlooking the Adriatic Sea

3rd December 2018


Dublin Airport DUB WestJet Expansion

WestJet Plan Capacity Increase To Dublin Airport By 27%

Dublin Airport DUB WestJet Expansion

WestJet is to increase capacity from Atlantic Canada to Dublin Airport by 27% next summer.

The airline will launch a new daily summer service from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Dublin from next April, but is discontinuing its existing summer service from St John’s, Newfoundland to Dublin.

The move will increase WestJet’s capacity from Atlantic Canada to Ireland by 27%, as the new Halifax service will be operated by a new Boeing 737-MAX aircraft. The Halifax flights will be timed to optimise connections with WestJet’s services to central Canada and the Atlantic provinces.

Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison welcomed the increased capacity announcement from WestJet saying that “Canada has been a really strong market for Dublin Airport in recent years, with excellent business and leisure traffic, and this expansion will help it grow even further. Additional capacity will generate more tourism visitors for Ireland and further enhance the already strong business and trade links between Ireland and Canada.”

The Halifax-Dublin service will operate from April 29, 2019 until October 25, 2019. Last month WestJet announced that it would operate a new three times weekly Calgary-Dublin service next summer.

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

Dublin Airport has welcomed almost 27 million passengers in the first 10 months of the year, which is a 6% increase compared to the same period in 2017. More than 1.6 million additional passengers have travelled through the airport between January and October.

Transfer passenger numbers are up 18% this year, with almost 1.6 million passengers connecting at Dublin Airport between January and October.

23rd November 2018


Dublin Airport DUB Ryanair Dublin to Kyiv

Ryanair Announces New Dublin-Kyiv Service

Dublin Airport DUB Ryanair Dublin to Kyiv

Dublin Airport welcomes the announcement by Ryanair that it is to launch a new service to Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine.

The airline will operate the new route twice weekly from April 2019.

Commenting on the announcement Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison said “Ryanair operates to 95 destinations from Dublin Airport and we are delighted to see its route network strengthening further with the addition of Kyiv next year.”

He continued saying “with a population of more than 2.8 million, Kyiv is a major city in eastern Europe with an abundance of culture and history.”

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

Dublin Airport has welcomed almost 27 million passengers in the first 10 months of the year, a 6% increase over the same period in 2017. More than 1.6 million extra passengers have travelled through the airport between January and October.

20th February 2018


Dublin Airport DUB T2 Birthday

T2 Welcomes 80M Passengers Since Opening

Dublin Airport DUB T2 Birthday

Dublin Airport passenger numbers are up 60% since its second terminal opened in 2010.

Dublin Airport’s Terminal 2 (T2) has welcomed more than 80 million passengers since it opened eight years ago on 19 November, 2010.

Home to Aer Lingus, Emirates, Delta Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines and Norwegian, the multiple award-winning passenger terminal facilitates flights to 94 destinations; 60 European, 14 in Britain, 17 in North America, one in the Middle East and two in Ireland.

Terminal 2 was designed to improve the passenger experience at the airport and to help boost Dublin Airport’s connectivity. Long-haul connectivity has grown by more than 150% since the new terminal opened, while short-haul connectivity has increased by 51%.

Dublin Airport’s passenger numbers have increased by more than 60% since T2 opened in 2010 and are up a further 6% so far this year.

Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison said that “Terminal 2 has been a key asset in driving connectivity and growing passenger numbers by more than 60% since 2010 and this growth stimulates tourism, trade and investment throughout the country.”

He added that “T2 has also helped bring significant improvements in Dublin Airport’s customer satisfaction ratings during this time.”

The advent of T2 and its US preclearance facility has also helped deliver a huge expansion in transatlantic traffic at Dublin Airport over the past eight years.

Mr Harrison said that “we have worked closely with our airline partners to grow North American connectivity and to build a substantial transfer business.”

He added that “Dublin Airport’s transatlantic traffic has more than doubled since 2010 and Dublin is now the sixth largest gateway between Europe and North America.”

A record 3.5 million transatlantic passengers were welcomed last year and transatlantic traffic is up a further 16% so far this year. In 2010, when T2 opened, Dublin Airport had 1.5 million transatlantic passengers per year.

There has also been strong growth in the airport’s transfer business. The number of connecting passengers has increased five-fold since 2010 to almost 1.6 million passengers last year.

Three new transatlantic routes will start next year with Aer Lingus launching flights to Minneapolis St. Paul and Montréal and American Airlines operating flights to Dallas.

Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport have increased by 6% so far this year, with almost 27 million passengers using the airport between January and October.

Dublin Airport, which has flights to almost 190 destinations in 43 countries, operated by 45 airlines, has welcomed 1.6 million extra passengers during the first 10 months of this year.

Dublin Airport supports 117,300 jobs in the Irish economy, including 19,200 people employed directly at the airport and its environs. The economic activity underpinned by Dublin Airport in terms of the spin-off benefits through trade, tourism, and jobs is worth €8.3 billion to the Irish economy annually.

Pictured above: Celebrating Terminal 2’s eighth birthday is Dublin Airport Retail Assistant Simona Jurguliene, Aidan Meagher (8 yrs old) visiting from Sydney and Dublin Airport Facilities staff member Michael Cooley.

19th November 2018


Dublin Airport DUB+ Ryanair Launch Frankfurt and Luxembourg

Ryanair Launches Services To Frankfurt And Luxembourg

Dublin Airport DUB+ Ryanair Launch Frankfurt and Luxembourg

Dublin Airport welcomes the launch of Ryanair’s two new winter routes to Frankfurt and Luxembourg.

Ryanair will operate a three times weekly service to Luxembourg and a 12 times weekly service to Frankfurt. These new services are part of Ryanair’s seven new destinations from Dublin Airport this winter season.

Their other new winter services include Athens in Greece, Bari in Italy, Marrakesh in Morocco, Santander in northern Spain and Paphos in Cyprus.

Welcoming Ryanair’s new routes Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison said “The addition of these new services further enhances Dublin Airport’s route network and provides greater choice and flexibility for customers. We will work closely with Ryanair to help promote these new routes.”

Dublin Airport has welcomed almost 27 million passengers in the first 10 months of the year, a 6% increase over the same period in 2017.

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

Dublin Airport has flights to almost 190 destinations in 43 countries, operated by 45 airlines.

Pictured above: Dublin Airport Aviation Business Development Manager, Brian Gallagher; Ryanair Marketing Executive, Eimear Ryan and Dublin Airport Head of B2B Marketing Executive, Edel Redmond

7th November 2018


Dublin Airport DUB October Record

Record Passenger Numbers For October At Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport DUB October Record

More than 2.8 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport in October, which was a 9% increase on the same month last year. The increase in passenger numbers made it the busiest October in Dublin Airport’s 78 year history.

The number of passengers flying to and from continental Europe increased by 8%, as almost 1.5 million passengers travelled to and from European destinations in October.

More than 877,000 passengers travelled to and from UK destinations last month, a 4% increase compared to October last year.

Transatlantic traffic to North America increased by 17%, with almost 390,000 passengers travelling on this route sector last month.

The number of passengers travelling to other international destinations in the Middle East, Africa and the Asia Pacific regions increased by 19%, with almost 83,000 passengers flying to these routes in October.

More than 9,600 passengers travelled on domestic routes last month, which was a 21% increase when compared to the same month last year.

Dublin Airport has welcomed almost 27 million passengers in the first 10 months of the year, a 6% increase over the same period in 2017. More than 1.6 million extra passengers have travelled through the airport between January and October.

So far this year, the number of passengers connecting through Dublin Airport to another destination has increased by 18%, with almost 1.6 million passengers connecting at the airport between January and October.

6th November 2018


Dublin Airport DUB Ryanair Bodrum Turkey

Ryanair Launches New Dublin-Bodrum Service

Dublin Airport DUB Ryanair Bodrum Turkey

Dublin Airport welcomes the announcement from Ryanair that it will operate a twice-weekly summer service to Bodrum in Turkey from next May.
The new route is part of Ryanair’s 2019 summer schedule.

Commenting on the announcement Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison said “I am delighted to see Ryanair further expand its route network from Dublin Airport. Bodrum is a hugely popular sun destination for Irish holidaymakers and this second destination in Turkey provides further choice and flexibility for Ryanair’s customers. We wish Ryanair every success with this new route and we will work closely with its management team to promote the new service.”

Ryanair’s Dublin summer schedule includes 98 routes in total, with 10 new routes to London Southend, Bournemouth, Luxembourg, Gothenburg, Lourdes, Thessaloniki, Frankfurt, Bordeaux, Caligari and Bodrum.

Almost 24.2 million passengers have travelled through Dublin Airport in the first nine months of the year, a 6% increase when compared to the same period last year. Dublin Airport has welcomed an extra 1.4 million passengers in the first nine months of the year.

Dublin Airport has flights to almost 190 destinations in 43 countries, operated by 45 airlines.

5th November 2018


Dublin Airport DUB+ Aeroflot Launch

Aeroflot Launches New Dublin To Moscow Service

Dublin Airport welcomes the launch of Aeroflot’s new service between Dublin and the Russian capital Moscow.

The airline will operate its new daily, year-round service with an Airbus A320 aircraft.

Commenting on the launch, Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison said “We are delighted to welcome Aeroflot back to Dublin Airport and we will work closely with its management team to promote this new route”.

He added that “about 42,000 passengers travelled between Dublin and Moscow last year on indirect flights so I have no doubt this new direct route will be very popular in both directions. The new service will further boost trade and tourism between Ireland and Russia”.

Flights will depart Moscow Sheremetyevo at 19.20 and arrive in Dublin at 20.45. The return flight will depart Dublin at 21.45 and arrive in Moscow Sheremetyevo at 05.00.

Aeroflot previously operated a Dublin to Moscow service between 1987 and 2003. The airline is Russia’s flagship carrier serving 146 destinations in 52 countries.

Almost 24.2 million passengers have travelled through Dublin Airport in the first nine months of the year, a 6% increase when compared to the same period last year. Dublin Airport has welcomed an extra 1.4 million passengers in the first nine months of the year.

Pictured above: Aeroflot Cabin Crew, Victoria Deyneka, Julia Pestova and Captain Igor Kolmogortsev; daa Chief Financial Officer Ray Gray; Russian Ambassador Yury Filatov and Aeroflot General Manager UK & Ireland Alexey Voronenkov.

2nd November 2018


Dublin Airport DUB+ Welcomes Lufthansa Route Expansion

Dublin Airport Welcomes Lufthansa Route Expansion

Dublin Airport DUB+ Welcomes Lufthansa Route Expansion

Dublin Airport welcomes the announcement by Lufthansa that it is to increase capacity on its Dublin-Munich route by more than 45% next summer.

The airline plans to increase its frequency from 13 to 19 flights per week when the summer schedule begins at the end of March 2019.

Welcoming the announcement Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison said “Lufthansa is one of our longest-serving customers and I am delighted to see its route network go from strength to strength at Dublin Airport.”

He added: “The extra daily flight represents a 45% increase in capacity between the two cities next summer which is testament to the popularity of Munich and the onward connections Lufthansa offers.”

Announcing the additional frequency Andreas Koester, Senior Director Sales UK, Ireland & Iceland, Lufthansa Group, said: “Dublin is a key destination within the Lufthansa network and is of growing importance. We have increased frequency on both our Munich and Frankfurt services in 2018 due to continued growth in demand.”

He continued saying “this additional service further increases flexibility for business and leisure passengers, with early morning departures and late evening arrivals allowing for one-day business trips, as well as greater access to connecting flights to global destinations.”

31st October 2018