Wednesday 26 October 2016

Airport planning a bumper winter

Three new services will operate from Dublin Airport this winter
Three new services will operate from Dublin Airport this winter

Dublin Airport is preparing for its busiest winter season ever, with almost 1.5m extra seats offered this year.

New services for sun, ski and city breaks are expected to increase the airport's capacity by 13pc compared to 2014.

Three new routes - Liverpool, Amsterdam and Lublin - are now open for passengers in Dublin.

Meanwhile, 13 services that opened earlier this summer will continue to operate a winter schedule.

Flights to Washington with Aer Lingus and Los Angeles with Ethiopian Airlines will continue to fly during the winter months.


European city breaks will be catered for with extended services to Paris Orly with Transavia, Barcelona with Vueling and Copenhagen with Ryanair.

Escapes to the slopes will also be made easier with further flights to Helsinki and Geneva.

More than 19m passengers travelled through the airport so far this year.

Dublin also experienced the highest passenger growth of any airport of its size in Western Europe in August.

"This is set to be the busiest winter season in the airport's 75-year history with a great selection of ski, sun and city break destinations," said Vincent Harrison, Dublin Airport managing director.

New routes to Athens, Newark, Connecticut, Cancun and Jamaica will commence next year.

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