With the addition of 23 new routes and four new airlines to its operations in the coming weeks, Dublin Airport will have an extra 1.3 million seats on its route network this summer, increasing its capacity by 6% compared to summer 2018.
The four new airlines being added to Dublin Airport's operations are airBaltic, Great Dane Airlines, SunExpress and TAP Air Portugal, while six long-haul routes and 17 short-haul destinations are being added to the airport's flight schedule this summer.
Of the six new long-haul routes, Hainan Airlines and Norwegian have already launched new services to Shenzhen and Hamilton Toronto, respectively. WestJet is launching a new service to Halifax, Nova Scotia, this month, as well as a new route to Calgary in June. Meanwhile, American Airlines is launching a new service to Dallas-Fort Worth in June and Aer Lingus will operate flights to Minneapolis-St. Paul from July.
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The 17 new short-haul routes are Ryanair services to Bordeaux, Bodrum, Bournemouth, Cagliari, Dubrovnik, Gothenburg, Kyiv, London-Southend, Lourdes, Milan/Malpensa, Thessaloniki, and Split; an airBaltic service to Riga; a TAP Air Portugal service to Lisbon; a SunExpress service to Izmir; a Great Dane Airlines service to Aalborg; and a Loganair service to Carlisle.
"A Fantastic Range Of New Destinations"
In a statement published on Dublin Airport's website, the airport's managing director Vincent Harrison said, "We have a fantastic range of new destinations for passengers to choose from this summer, connecting Dublin Airport to even more locations across Europe, North America and the Asia-Pacific region.
"Additional capacity and frequency have also been added on over 70 existing routes, giving our customers much greater choice, flexibility and more options, whether they are travelling for business or leisure purposes this summer season."
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