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


Dublin Airport DUB+ Great Danes Airlines

Great Dane Airlines To Operate New Dublin-Aalborg Service

Dublin Airport DUB+ Great Danes Airlines

Dublin Airport welcomes the announcement by Great Dane Airlines that will launch a new Dublin-Aalborg service this summer.

Aalborg is Denmark’s fourth largest city and is located in the North Jutland region, close to Denmark’s northern tip.

Great Dane will operate the route twice weekly from June 21 to July 26 and weekly between July and October 15.

Welcoming today’s announcement, Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison said the new route would offer greater choice and flexibility for passengers travelling between Ireland and Denmark.

“We’re delighted to welcome Great Dane Airlines to Ireland and to Dublin Airport.  Aalborg is a dynamic city full of cultural experiences, atmosphere and great shopping. We will work closely with Great Dane Airlines to promote the new route, which I have no doubt will be popular in both directions.”

Great Dane Airlines will operate its new service with an Embraer 190 aircraft which has capacity for 100 passengers. Dublin is one of three launch routes for the new airline, which is based in Aalborg.

The service to Aalborg is one of 23 new routes at Dublin Airport this year.

26th March 2019


Dublin Airport DUB+ Busy Saint Patricks Weekend

Busy St. Patrick’s Weekend At Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport DUB+ Busy Saint Patricks Weekend

More than one third of a million passengers will pass through Dublin Airport over the St. Patrick’s Bank Holiday Weekend.

The airport is expecting more than 350,000 passengers to arrive and depart from Friday, March 15 to Monday, March 18, which is a 6% increase compared to last year. Passengers will be arriving for the St Patrick’s Festival celebrations, returning from the Cheltenham Festival, and travelling to and from Ireland’s Six Nations rugby game in Cardiff on Saturday.

A variety of musical entertainment is scheduled for passengers in the run up to St. Patrick’s Day with singing from Portmarnock Community School students, Kilcoskan National School, Scoil an Duinníningh, Gaelscoil Cholmcille and CCÉ Port Mearnóg.

Both terminals have been festooned with decorations to celebrate Ireland’s national day and the airport is again taking part in the Global Greening initiative.

“Eleven separate areas around the airport’s campus are going green, including Terminal 1 and 2 and the airport’s iconic original 1940s passenger terminal” said Dublin Airport spokesperson Paul O’Kane.

“This is our seventh year to participate in the Global Greening and we’re greening even more locations around the airport campus this year to bring the St. Patrick’s Festival to life.”

“Specialist equipment is required to successfully green the airport. Electricians and site crew will use 33 different lights and beams supported by a total of 2.5 kilometres of temporary cabling at the various greening locations around the campus.”

15th March 2019


Loganair Announces New Dublin Lake District Route

Loganair Announces New Dublin Lake District Route

Loganair Announces New Dublin Lake District Route

Dublin Airport welcomes today’s announcement by Loganair that it is to operate services between Dublin and Carlisle Lake District Airport.

The airline will operate its five times weekly service with a 33-seater Saab 340B aircraft from July 4.

“The Lake District is a stunningly beautiful area in the UK and we are delighted to add it as a new destination to our route network” said Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison. “I have no doubt that this new route will be popular in both directions for Irish and British customers. We will work closely with Loganair to promote its new service.”

Dublin Airport’s US Pre Clearance facilities offer British passengers the opportunity to use Dublin as a gateway to America. Passengers using this facility save time on arrival in the US by completing all the necessary immigration and customs checks in Dublin prior to departure.  The only queue a pre-cleared passenger encounters on arrival in the US is the taxi queue to their final destination.

Loganair Commercial Director Kay Ryan said she was extremely pleased that that tickets are now on sale linking Dublin Airport with Carlisle Lake District Airport.

“There is huge demand for passengers in Ireland to visit Carlisle, which is home to major engineering, manufacturing and logistics industries and serves as a gateway to the Lake District, a UNESCO World Heritage site.  We also anticipate strong interest from passengers in Carlisle and the Scottish Borderlands area who are eager to spend time in Ireland.”

Last year Dublin Airport welcomed 31.5 million passengers, which was a 6% increase on 2017. 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.

4th March 2019