Lufthansa is to almost double the number of flights on its Dublin-Munich route next summer.
The airline, which currently operates a year-round daily service to Munich, will fly thirteen times a week from the end of March 2017.
Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison said the announcement by one of the airport’s longest serving airline customers was “particularly pleasing”.
“This route has gone from strength to strength with the airline increasing its frequency between Dublin and Munich every year since 2011.
“This increase, which is testament to the popularity of Munich as both a business and leisure destination further strengthens the connection between Ireland and Germany.”
Andreas Köster, Lufthansa Group Senior Director, Sales UK, Ireland & Iceland, said this further increase in flights between Dublin and Munich showed the importance of the Irish market within the Lufthansa worldwide network.
“Having started as a seasonal summer only service with three flights a week in 2008 we have continued to significantly expand the service to meet the demands of our Irish customers.”
He added: “As well as providing more frequent access to southern Germany through the Bavarian capital, the twice-daily service will further enhance the travel options of our Irish customers by increasing the potential for onward travel to many of Lufthansa’s worldwide destinations.”