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Dublin Airport To Welcome 14 New Services And Four New Airlines This Summer

By Dave Simpson
Dublin Airport To Welcome 14 New Services And Four New Airlines This Summer

Dublin Airport is looking forward to a record summer this year with the addition of four new airlines and a total of 14 new routes.

More than 1.7 million extra seats have been added across the airport’s route network, representing an 8% increase in capacity when compared to last summer.

New airlines, Cathay Pacific, Croatia Airlines, Hainan Airlines and Icelandair will join Dublin Airport’s list of airline customers, with new routes comprising five long-haul and nine short-haul destinations.

Of the five new long-haul routes, Aer Lingus has already started services to Philadelphia and the airline will launch its Seattle route in May, while June will see the start of Air Canada’s new summer service to Montreal and Cathay Pacific will fly direct to Hong Kong, with Hainan Airlines commencing a new direct service to Beijing.

Dublin Airport managing director Vincent Harrison commented, “We are continuously working with existing and new airline customers to provide more choice for consumers and to add new destinations to our route network. We are particularly looking forward to welcoming our new services into the Asia Pacific region when direct services to Hong Kong and Beijing start in June.”

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