Juneyao Airlines is set to launch a new twice-weekly year-round route between Dublin and Shanghai Pudong Airport on March 29, 2020.
The new route will operate on Thursdays and Sundays, with a short stop in Helsinki on each leg, and will offer connections to 40 other Chinese destinations as well as six cities in Japan and 10 other Asia-Pacific destinations.
In a statement on Dublin Airport's website, Dublin Airport managing director Vincent Harrison said, "We are thrilled to welcome Juneyao Air's new service to Shanghai, which will link Ireland to one of the world's great cities. This new service is great news for the entire Irish economy. Shanghai is a major global economic hub and this new route will significantly boost Irish tourism and trade, making it easier for Irish firms to do business in China and enhancing the options for Chinese tourists wishing to visit Ireland."
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Meanwhile, Juneyao Airlines chairman Wang Junjin commented, "We see strong demand for travel between Ireland and Shanghai, and we are sure that this new service will grow the market by significantly improving the connectivity between Shanghai and Dublin. Our onward connections from Pudong Airport mean that this new service will link Dublin to the most energetic cities including Suzhou, Nanjing and Hangzhou in eastern China, and the wider Asia-Pacific region, and make it easier for Chinese tourists to experience everything that Ireland has to offer."
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