Dublin Airport will have almost 695,000 extra seats across its route network this winter season – a 6% increase in capacity compared to last year.
The winter schedule includes four new services, Flybe to Doncaster, Ryanair to Hamburg and Sofia, and KLM to Amsterdam.
Seven services which started during the summer season will operate through the winter for the first time. Capacity and frequency will also increase on a number of other routes.
Said Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison: “This will be our busiest ever winter season Dublin Airport’s extensive and growing route network offers a fantastic selection of sun, ski and city breaks for those planning a winter getaway.
“The new services, coupled with the additional frequency and capacity on many existing routes provides even more choice and flexibility for both business and leisure customers.”
Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport have increased by 12% so far this year, with more than 24 million passengers using the airport between January and October.
Said Mr Harrison: “We work closely with existing and new customers, to strengthen Dublin Airport’s route network. There is much to look forward to in 2017 as Delta Air Lines will launch a new service to Boston, Transavia will operate flights to Munich and Aer Lingus recently announced that it is to add Miami, Porto and Split to its route network next year.”
Pictured: Launching Dublin Airport’s winter schedule are twins Charlie and Chelsea Ward (12) from Blanchardstown.