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Jet2 To Launch New Services From Belfast; Emirates To Resume Service From Dublin To Dubai

Published on Aug 20 2021 8:37 AM in General Industry tagged: Trending Posts / Belfast International Airport / Dublin Airport / Jet2 / Emirates

Jet2 To Launch New Services From Belfast; Emirates To Resume Service From Dublin To Dubai

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays will launch new services from Belfast International Airport to Malaga, Alicante, Faro and Majorca as part of its winter 2022/2023 schedule for the airport.

A statement published on Belfast International Airport's website said, "The addition of these destinations, on top of those already on sale, means the UK’s leading tour operator to destinations across Europe, the Mediterranean and Canary Islands currently has a choice of ten Winter Sun destinations on sale for winter 22/23 from Belfast International Airport.

"With up to 22 weekly flights currently available from Belfast International Airport for winter 22/23, the leading leisure airline and package holiday specialist are offering customers and independent travel agents plenty of choice and flexibility when it comes to getting away next winter.

"The additional winter sun destinations going on sale for winter 22/23 from Belfast International Airport include Malaga, Alicante, Faro (Algarve) and Majorca. These popular winter sun destinations are in addition to the existing hotspots already on sale which include the Canary Islands (Tenerife, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, and Fuerteventura) as well as Turkey (Antalya) and Cyprus (Paphos)."

In a statement also published on Belfast International Airport’s website, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays CEO Steve Harpy said, "This expansion comes on the back of the great response we have seen from customers and independent travel agents looking to book their winter sunshine nice and early. Like we have experienced with the first destinations going on sale, we know these additional hotspots will be just as popular. Based on the response we have had to the programme, and with more holidaymakers wanting to book ahead, we are looking towards the future with enormous confidence when it comes to winter 22/23."

Emirates To Resume Service From Dublin To Dubai

The above news coincides with an announcement by Emirates that, following a spike in overseas travel demand from Ireland, it will resume a service between Dublin and Dubai on October 5.

Emirates said that the daily service will also benefit Emirates customers wishing to travel to Ireland, and that it has optimised schedules to create the best connections from major cities across Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Country manager Emirates, Ireland, Enda Corneille stated, "We are seeing significant growth in demand both into and out of Dublin since the lifting of travel restrictions in Ireland in July. Dubai is proving particularly popular with its promise of sunshine, outdoor dining and entertainment and world class experiences. Holidaymakers can get away without worrying about having to quarantine on return, which we believe is helping to drive recent demand.

"During the early days of the pandemic we were operating just two flights a week from Dublin, growing to four on the back of demand for our cargo business. So today’s news is a fantastic boost in confidence for international travel. It's a welcome boost for the travel industry and for our customers. We are hopeful that the coming months will see the resumption of our double daily service from Dublin, which, for us, will be a return to 'normal'."

© 2021 Hospitality Ireland – your source for the latest industry news. Article by Dave Simpson. Click subscribe to sign up for the Hospitality Ireland print edition.

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