Dublin Airport Gets Its Largest Ever Ryanair Summer Schedule
Ryanair has announced its largest ever summer schedule for Dublin Airport for the summer of 2022.
In a statement published on corporate.ryanair.com, Ryanair said that its summer 2022 schedule for Dublin Airport consists of 120 destinations, which is 22 more than the summer of 2019, such as Spain, Portugal, Italy, Sardinia, Sicily, Greek islands, Croatia and France, and more than 900 weekly flights.
Investment And Jobs
Ryanair also said that it will increase its investment, with the basing of a 33rd aircraft at Dublin Airport in the summer of 2022, which represents an additional investment of $100 million and brings the airline's total investment at Dublin Airport to $3.3 billion.
Additionally, Ryanair said that it will create 30 direct jobs as a result of basing an additional aircraft at Dublin Airport.
Ryanair CEO Statement
The statement announcing the above news published on corportate.ryanair.com included a statement from Ryanair DAC's CEO, Eddie Wilson, said, "We are pleased to announce our largest ever flight schedule at Dublin Airport this summer. This extensive programme will see Ryanair operate over 900 weekly flights to over 120 destinations, giving inbound tourism a much-needed boost while also giving Irish consumers the widest choice of great destinations this summer."
DAA CEO Statements
In a statement also included in the statement announcing the above news published on corporate.ryanair.com, as well as in a statement welcoming the above news published on Dublin Airport's website, the CEO of Dublin Airport operator DAA, Dalton Philips, said, "Government funding announced in Budget 2022 has allowed daa to offer additional attractive incentives to our airline partners to rebuild international connectivity from Dublin Airport and this investment by Ryanair for the busy summer season ahead is testament to that."
In the statement welcoming the above news published on Dublin Airport's website, Philips added, "Together we have a long journey to travel as we seek to reconnect Ireland to the rest of the world and fulfil our role as an economic enabler for the Irish economy in terms of trade, tourism and social connectivity but today is a further welcome development in rebuilding our extensive route network from Dublin Airport."
Minister Of State At The Department Of Transport Statement
The statement welcoming the above news published on Dublin Airport's website also included a statement from Minister of State at the Department of Transport Hildegarde Naughton, in which she said, "Government funding of €160 million to our airports in recent months including over €97 million to Dublin Airport has put daa in a position to offer attractive incentives to their airline partners and this announcement by Ryanair represents the fruits of that. The restoration and growth of the route network out of Dublin Airport this summer is welcome news as we rebuild the international connectivity stymied by the global pandemic."
Tourism Ireland Chief Executive Statement
Additionally, Tourism Ireland chief executive Niall Gibbons said in the statement welcoming the above news published on Dublin Airport's website, "Today's launch of Ryanair's summer 2022 schedule at Dublin Airport is really good news for overseas tourism and another important step on the road to recovery for our sector. We warmly welcome the announcement of new services - including the new flights from Nuremberg and Nimes. These new services will certainly help boost tourism from the important German and French markets. Tourism Ireland is committed to working with Dublin Airport, Ryanair and our other key partners, through co-operative marketing, to drive demand for flights to Ireland.
"As an island, the importance of convenient, direct, non-stop flights cannot be overstated - they are absolutely critical to achieving growth in inbound tourism. Today’s announcement by Ryanair and Dublin Airport is really positive and augurs well for the return of growth in overseas tourism to Ireland in 2022 and beyond."
Ryanair's full summer 2022 schedule for Dublin Airport is as follows:
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