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Growth for Stobart Air's Donegal to Dublin Route

Published on Mar 31 2015 12:40 PM in General Industry

Growth for Stobart Air's Donegal to Dublin Route

Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Stobart Air, saw its Dublin to Donegal route grow by 21 per cent in February 2015, according to figures released by the airline.

Aer Lingus operates the route from Donegal to the capital as part the airline's Public Service Obligation (PSO). It was awarded the tender for the route in November last year and commenced flights last month.

Donegal is a popular tourist spot for its beaches, as it boasts some of Europe's best surfing locations. The county will also see more attention in the coming summer as more tourist undertake the Wild Atlantic Way route.

Ronan Whitty, Head of Revenue Management at Stobart Air, said: “The Donegal-Dublin route is hugely important to Ireland in terms of regional connectivity, and in facilitating the continued growth of tourism in the North West.

"News of this passenger growth is particularly exciting given that we are now entering peak tourism season, during which time we expect to grow the route further.”

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