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Lufthansa to Hit 500,000 Passengers on Irish Routes

Published on Sep 23 2015 10:00 AM in General Industry tagged: airlines / Dublin Airport / Lufthansa

Lufthansa to Hit 500,000 Passengers on Irish Routes

Lufthansa is set for a record year for its Irish operations, as the German airline announced it will carry 500,000 passengers on its Irish services by the end of 2015.

According to the Irish Times, passenger numbers for the carrier were up by 12 per cent so far in 2015, having already flown 375,000 passengers. Lufthansa's regional director for Ireland Christian Schindler said he expects this number to hit half a million by the end of the year.

The airline operates 40 flights a week out of Dublin, and its capacity increased by 11 per cent this year, selling close to 90 per cent of seats on each flight.

A high number of Irish fliers use Lufthansa as a connecting flight through its Frankfurt hub, flying further afield to destinations such as eastern Europe, China, Japan and Brazil.

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