Dublin Airport Launches 14 New Services This Winter

Dublin Airport has almost 1.6 million extra seats across its route network this winter season, a 12 per cent increase in capacity compared to last year.

There are 14 new services at Dublin Airport this winter season. Four started recently – with Laudamotion launching a service to Vienna, Aeroflot starting a new route to Moscow and Ryanair adding Frankfurt and Luxembourg to its route network from Dublin.

Ten services which started during the summer season will also operate this winter schedule for the first time. Hainan Airlines is flying to Beijing, Cathay Pacific is operating to Hong Kong, Icelandair is flying to Reykjavik, Aer Lingus is operating services to Philadelphia and Seattle while Ryanair is continuing its services to Athens, Bari, Marrakesh, Santander and Paphos.

“This is set to be the busiest winter schedule ever at Dublin Airport offering significant additional choice for both business and leisure travellers. Whether you are looking for a city break, a winter sun destination or a trip further afield to the Asia Pacific region there are plenty of options to choose from,” said Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison in a statement.

“We have been working closely with both existing and new airline customers to further strengthen our route network and provide greater choice and flexibility this winter,” he added.

The expansion of Dublin Airport’s route network will continue into next year as 16 new services have already been announced for 2019. “There is much to look forward with five long-haul destinations in North America to Calgary, Hamilton Toronto, Montreal, Minneapolis St. Paul and Dallas and 11 other European short-haul routes planned for next year,” according to Mr Harrison.

Meanwhile, last month more than 2.8 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport, a 9 per cent increase on the same time last year – making it the busiest October in the airport’s 78-year history.

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