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New Aer Lingus to Montpellier Service Launches

The inaugural Aer Lingus flight to Montpellier took off from Dublin airport at 12:50pm last Friday.   During the peak summer season, the airline now offers a twice weekly service between Dublin and Montpellier on Mondays and Fridays which caters for those only staying for a long weekend. Pictured (l-r) : Business Manager Europe at Aer Continue reading

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daa report 2015 Turnover and Profit Rise

Total passenger numbers at Dublin and Cork airports increased by 14% to a record 27.1 million. Dublin Airport had an excellent year, as passenger numbers increased by 15% to 25 million. Dublin Airport set new passenger records in all major sectors of its business in 2015. These record passenger numbers together with increasing demand mean Continue reading

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New Aer Lingus to Pisa Service Launches

Yesterday saw Aer Lingus launch its new three-times weekly service to Pisa from Dublin Airport. Pictured (l-r): Aer Lingus crew Matt Smith, Emily McGuinness, Director of Communications at Aer Lingus Declan Kearney, John Keogh, Dublin Airport’s Stephen O’Reilly, Irene Ward and Cara Dunne celebrate the new Aer Lingus Pisa service.

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Dublin ranked in top twenty for conferences & conventions

The International Congresses and Conventions Association (ICCA) captured a record number of 12,076 rotating International Association meetings taking place in 2015. Dublin moved up 6 places to 18th with 97 events. – See more at: http://www.iccaworld.com/npps/story.cfm?nppage=5756#sthash.Ki41Dpxb.dpuf

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SOAR report May 2016

Almost 1.8 million overseas visitors arrived in Ireland during the first three months of 2016, an increase of +17% – that’s over 250,000 visitors more than in Q1 last year. Growth came from all market areas. Sentiment for the summer season is also positive among industry partners at home and overseas, with many reporting enquiries Continue reading


Dublin Airport Sees 17.5% Q1 Passenger Growth

Passenger traffic at Europe’s airports in the first quarter of 2016 grew by an average 7.8% according to ACI Europe with Dublin Airport ranked second for Group 1 airport with growth of 17.5% for this period. Traffic in the EU during the same period grew by 8.2% – more than 4.5 times the bloc’s forecasted rate Continue reading


Aer Lingus Launches New Dublin-LA Service

  A new year-round direct service between Dublin and Los Angeles has been launched today by Aer Lingus. The service will operate four times a week with a flying time of eleven hours. Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison said he was delighted to welcome the launch of the new Aer Lingus service to Los Continue reading


Dublin Airport Nominated In ACI Best Airport Awards

  Dublin Airport has been shortlisted in the ACI EUROPE Best Airport Awards 2016. Dublin has been nominated in the Best airport, over 25 million passenger category. The ACI EUROPE Best Airport Awards are presented to airports for excellence and achievement across a whole range of disciplines. The categories include retail, community relations, facilities, customer Continue reading


Passengers Using Dublin Airport As A Hub Up 60% In Q1

  More than 138,000 passengers used Dublin Airport as a hub to connect to an onward destination during the first three months of the year, a 60% increase on the same period in 2015. The number of passengers connecting from the UK and mainland Europe and transferring onwards to the United States increased by 68%. Continue reading


Dublin Airport Prepares For Its Busiest Ever Summer

Dublin Airport is gearing up for its busiest ever summer, with 13 new routes and services being added to the flight schedule. The airport will have almost two million extra seats available this summer – 9% more than during summer 2015. Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison said: “Extra security staff and customer care staff Continue reading


Dublin Airport Tops Europe Self-Connecting Passenger League

Dublin Airport is Europe’s most popular airport for passengers choosing to self-connect, according to a new study by the global travel search engine Skyscanner. Data from Skyscanner shows the top airports that travellers are choosing to self-connect through in Europe, the Americas, and Asia, with Dublin, Los Angeles’ LAX and Singapore’s Changi airport topping the Continue reading


New Dublin Airport Website Goes Live

  A redesigned Dublin Airport website has gone live and is now mobile responsive. The website can be accessed by clicking www.dublinairport.com      


Aer Lingus Extend Dublin – Cornwall Service To Year Round

Aer Lingus Regional has announced that its service between Dublin and Newquay in Cornwall is being extended to all year round. “Demand on this route has gone from strength to strength in a very short period so it makes sense to extend this to a year-round service,” said Stobart’s Martin Saxton. Al Titterington, managing director Continue reading


New Ryanair Service To Vigo Launched

Ryanair cabin crew Ashling Rylands and Shirley Callan with passengers Jose Mora, Soledad Fernandez, Christina Rodriguez & Sophia Saraz and Dublin Airport’s Lorraine Costello help celebrate Ryanair’s new twice weekly service to Vigo, Spain. Vigo is the Spanish province of Galicia’s largest city with an urban population of 300,000. The city is both historic and Continue reading

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daa To Build New Runway At Dublin Airport

 daa To Build New Runway At Dublin Airport – North Runway To Significantly Improve Ireland’s Connectivity daa is progressing its plans to deliver a new runway for Dublin Airport. The 3,110 metre runway will be built 1.6km north of the existing main runway and is expected to be delivered in 2020. Dublin Airport is investing Continue reading

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Major New Fuel Storage Facility For Dublin Airport

A new €40 million aviation fuel storage facility with six times the current capacity is to be built at Dublin Airport.The project involves the construction of three additional fuel tanks capable of holding five million litres.  The contract to design, finance, build, and operate the new storage facility has been awarded Spanish company CLH Group. Continue reading

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American Airlines To Resume Services To Chicago And Charlotte

Dublin Airport has welcomed the announcement by American Airlines that it is to resume seasonal services to Chicago and to Charlotte in North Carolina. The US carrier’s summer service to Chicago and Charlotte will operate from May until September and will complement the airline’s additional seasonal service from Dublin to New York JFK. “This summer Continue reading

SAS Celebrates 50 Years At Dublin Airport

Today sees Scandinavian airline SAS celebrate 50 years flying from Dublin Airport. The airline first started services at Dublin on April 1, 1966 and has carried over 4.5 million passengers on its three routes between Dublin, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Oslo since then. “We’re very proud of our half century partnership with SAS who are Dublin Continue reading

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Dublin Airport Announces Skyscanner Data Partnership

Dublin Airport has teamed up with global travel search engine Skyscanner to provide a suite of data technology services which will enhance its growing status as an important European hub. Skyscanner will provide Dublin with comprehensive flight connection information through its Travel Insight tool which taps into global search data from its 50 million monthly Continue reading

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Ryanair Launches New Dublin-Athens Service

A new three times weekly Ryanair service between Dublin and Athens was launched today. The new year-round service was warmly welcomed by Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison who said he was delighted to see the carrier adding a new destination to its Dublin route network. “We are delighted to see Ryanair’s route network grow Continue reading

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Dublin Airport turns Green for St. Patrick’s Day

Dublin Airport turns green for our National Holiday.  The emerald green floodlights were switched on last night at various points throughout the airport.  The annual light show in honour of Ireland’s patron saint will continue up to and including the weekend .  

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Dublin Airport February Traffic Up 17%

Over 1.7 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport during February – a 17% increase over the same month in our record breaking year 2015.  

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Dublin Airport invests €15m in T1 Departures

Dublin Airport has invested €15 million in modernising the Departures Floor and Security Screening area in Terminal 1. A significant part of this investment relates to the delivery of 15 new automatic tray return system (ATRS) machines in the passenger security screening area.

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Lufthansa Groups Sets New Dublin Passenger Record in 2015

Almost 550,000 people travelled to and from Dublin on Group carriers Lufthansa and Swiss last year – an increase of 13.2%. On a visit to Dublin, Lufthansa’s Regional Director UK, Ireland & Iceland, Christian Schindler, said Dublin had once again proved to be a key market within the company’s network. He said the most popular Continue reading


Dublin Airport welcomes WOW Route announcement

Dublin Airport has welcomed today’s announcement by Wow air that it is to increase capacity on its Dublin Reykjavik route by 70% this summer.  Iceland’s low cost airline will increase the number of flights it operates from three to five flights weekly commencing May 30. WOW air has carried over 26,000 passengers on its Dublin-Reykjavik Continue reading

Strong Passenger Growth in January 2016 in Dublin Airport

Over 1.7 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport last month, a 17% increase over January 2015. Passenger volumes to and from continental Europe grew by 18% with almost 815,000 passengers travelling to European destinations. UK traffic grew by 16% with almost 686,000 passengers travelling this route sector in January. More than 5,000 passengers travelled on Continue reading


Swissport to create 200 New jobs at Dublin Airport

More than 200 new jobs are to be created at Dublin Airport by ground handlers Swissport. The jobs will be in  customer service, ramp handling, flight operations, security and aircraft appearance. Swissport currently provides ground handling services to 46 airlines employing over 570 staff in Dublin Airport.


WOW “Considering Opening Base At Dublin Airport”

Icelandic carrier Wow Air is considering using Dublin Airport as a base to expand beyond its current market, chief executive, Skúli Mogensen has said. And he said that booking on the carrier’s recently announced services from Dublin Airport, via Reykjavik to San Francisco and Los Angeles, had exceeded its expectations. Mr Mogensen made the comments Continue reading

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Dublin Airport Announces Busiest Ever Year In 2015

Dublin Airport had its busiest ever year in 2015, carrying a record 25 million passengers, it was officially announced today. The increased traffic has led to the creation of some 350 new jobs at the airport – about half of which have already been filled. The new staff are being recruited in areas such as Continue reading


WOW Unveils Low-Cost Fares From Dublin To US West Coast

New low-cost fares between Dublin and the US west coast have been announced by Icelandic carrier WOW air. From next June, passengers will be able to fly to San Francisco and Los Angeles, via Reykjavik, for as little as €199 one-way. Skúli Mogensen, founder and CEO of WOW air, described the new services as a Continue reading


Dublin Traffic Soars Ahead Of Europe Average

Passenger growth at Dublin Airport continued at more than three and a half times the European average in November, according to the latest ACI Europe monthly figures. Dublin recorded growth of 16.4% in November, significantly higher than all of the major European airports. And it enjoyed the second highest passenger increase among airports of a Continue reading


Ryanair Annual Traffic Exceeds 100 Million

Ryanair has become the first airline in the world to carry over 100 million international passengers in a single year, according to new figures released by the company today. The airline said it carried a total of 101.4 million customers during 2015 – a 17% increase on the previous year. It said it carried 7.5 Continue reading


Ryanair Announces Expanded Dublin-Gatwick Service

  Ryanair is to expand its service between Dublin and London Gatwick for summer 2016. The carrier has announced that, from March, it will increase the service from five to seven times daily. It said this will bring the total number of daily return Ryanair flights between Dublin and London to 18 – including eight Continue reading


Finnair To Expand Dublin-Helsinki Service

Finnair is to increase capacity on its Dublin-Helsinki service by 50% from this summer, the airline has announced. The Finnish carrier will add three extra return flights per week between the two capital cities from the start of the summer season, meaning it will operate 9 flights per week with double daily services on Wednesday Continue reading


1 Million passengers pass through US Pre Clearance

A young New Yorker who married her Irish husband on T2’s fifth birthday today notched up another big milestone for the new terminal. Philamena Linton, who lives in Malahide, became the one millionth passenger to use the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facility at Dublin Airport this year. It’s the first time since T2 Continue reading


2015 Officially Our Best Tourism Year Ever

It’s official – 2015 has been Ireland’s best ever year for tourism. By the time the bells chime on New Year’s Eve, an estimated 7.9 million people will have visited the country – beating the previous record set in 2007. End-of-year figures today from Tourism Ireland show that overseas visitor numbers will come in 11% Continue reading


What our passengers are saying?

  The Dublin Airport Marketing Customer Insights team have published the latest “What our passengers are saying”. For a full-size, easily readable, PDF file of the December Storyboard, please click below. What our 2015 passengers think?   


Airport Rowing Challenge Raises €50K For Charities

A cheque for €50,000 has been presented to the daa charity committee by the Dublin Airport rowing team which made the journey from Dunmore East to Brittany in a 17-foot Celtic longboat last May. The money will go to daa charities of the year – the Parkinson’s Association of Ireland, Temple Street Children’s Hospital and Continue reading


New Dublin-Vancouver Summer Service Announced

A new direct summer service between Dublin and Vancouver has been announced by Air Canada rouge. The new route, which will operate three times a week, is Dublin Airport’s first direct service to the west coast of Canada. The service will begin on June 10 next and will run until October 9 with a 280-seat Continue reading


Ryanair Announces New Dublin-Athens Service

  Dublin Airport has welcomed yesterdays announcement by Ryanair of a new three times weekly service to Athens, beginning next March. Said Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison: “We are delighted Ryanair is further expanding its route network at Dublin Airport giving more choice and flexibility to customers. “Athens is steeped in culture and history and I Continue reading

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Airport Staff Xmas Market Starts Next Week

The annual Dublin Airport Christmas Market begins next week giving Airline and Airport staff the opportunity to get their seasonal shopping under way with an array of wonderful bargains. The market, which is open to ALL Airline & Airport staff, begins on Wednesday next, November 18 and continues through to November 25 inclusive. All you need Continue reading


Romania’s Blue Air Announces New Dublin Service

  Dublin Airport has welcomed the announcement by Romanian airline Blue Air that it is to launch twice weekly flights to Cluj next summer. “We are delighted to see Blue Air add the city of Cluj-Napoca to its route network at Dublin Airport from next summer,” said Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison. “Cluj is Continue reading

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Dublin Airport App wins Eir Spider Digital Award

It was night of success for Dublin Airport as the Dublin Airport app was a winner in the 20th eir Spider awards held in the Doubletree Hilton hotel in Dublin for ‘Best Use of Mobile Technology’. Dublin Airport shared the eir Spider award, one of Ireland’s best known technology awards, with technical partner Red Hat, formerly known as FeedHenry. Continue reading


Aegean Announces Dublin-Athens Service Next Summer

Dublin Airport has welcomed the announcement by Aegean Airlines that it is to launch a new service to the Greek capital Athens next summer. “We are delighted that Aegean Airlines has decided to enter the Irish market and start direct services from Dublin to Athens next summer,” said Managing Director, Vincent Harrison. “Athens is steeped Continue reading


Ryanair Announces New Route To Northern Spain

Dublin Airport has welcomed Ryanair’s announcement that it is to add the Spanish city of Vigo to its route network from April 2016. Said Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison: “We are delighted to see Ryanair add another Spanish destination to its route network from Dublin Airport. “Vigo is a maritime city located in Galicia Continue reading


Tourism Ireland report Exceptional +12% growth up to September

Today’s figures from the CSO (Central Statistics Office) indicate that this was the best ever January to September period for overseas visitors to Ireland, with almost 6.65 million arrivals recorded. Overseas visitor numbers have increased by +12% over the first nine months of 2014 – an additional 737,600 visitors. This is good news indeed, with Continue reading


Dublin Airport Welcomes Luxair Route Announcement

Dublin Airport has welcomed the announcement by Luxair that it is to continue its direct services to Luxembourg from Dublin for the winter season. Luxair has seen continued growth in its business and leisure markets since it resumed the service in 2014. There will be a daily flight Monday to Friday in addition to a Continue reading

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What are customers are saying – September 2015

The latest Passenger Storyboard is filled with colourful easy-to-read figures on how passengers rate their experience at Dublin Airport. It gives a breakdown of passengers by gender, age group, reasons for travelling and where in Ireland or the world they originate. It also provides a full list of satisfaction indicators set by the Commission for Aviation Continue reading


Aer Lingus announce three new transatlantic routes

Aer Lingus announced that it is to launch flights to Los Angeles, Hartford, Connecticut and Newark, New Jersey from next summer. Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison said he was delighted to see Aer Lingus add three new services to its route network from Dublin Airport. “These three new transatlantic routes mean that Aer Lingus has Continue reading

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Ryanair Launches New Dublin- Amsterdam Service

Ryanair launches a new four times a day service between Dublin and Amsterdam Schiphol. Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison said he was delighted to welcome Ryanair’s new year-round service to the Dutch capital. “We are delighted to see Ryanair’s network go from strength to strength at Dublin Airport and this new service will give greater Continue reading


Failte Ireland launch a new Marketing Campaign for Dublin

This week a new Fáilte Ireland €1 million marketing campaign for Dublin was launched. The marketing campaign follows many months of comprehensive work, coordinated by the ‘Grow Dublin Tourism Alliance’ (GDTA), between all the key players within the Dublin tourism industry – both public and private sector, and Dublin Airport. The clearly-defined programme for Dublin aims to enhance the overall Continue reading


Dublin Airport Flight Traffic Up 9.1% In September

  Dublin Airport Flight Traffic Up 9.1% In September Commercial traffic at Dublin Airport grew by 9.1% in September with a daily average of 574 departures and landings. Total flights in Irish airspace – including those passing through – increased by 5.3%, with September 4 being the busiest single day with 1,877 flights. The latest Continue reading


Aer Lingus To Expand Routes From Dublin Airport

Aer Lingus is to add Liverpool, Murcia, Pisa and Montpellier to its route network from Dublin Airport and to increase frequencies on 22 existing routes for summer 2016. “This announcement further enhances Dublin Airport’s route network and connectivity by providing greater choice for both business and leisure passengers,” said Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison. “We Continue reading

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Dublin Airport wins Best Airport Wi-Fi experience

DUBLIN AIRPORT was awarded BEST AIRPORT WIFI EXPERIENCE at the recent Travel Media Awards ceremony, as voted by members of the Travel community. Pictured above Mr Volker Lorenz, General Manager, Amadeus Ireland, sponsors, Mr John Hurley, Head of B2B Channel & Marketing, Dublin Airport, with Kathryn Thomas, Ceremony Host.  

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Dublin Airport welcomes New National Aviation Policy

Dublin Airport has welcomed the publication of a new National Aviation Policy for Ireland which was launched by Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe today. This is the first time the State has launched a policy of this kind. Speaking at the launch, Minister Donohoe pledged the Government’s support for the further development of Continue reading

Record passenger numbers in August for Dublin Airport

  A record 2.6 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport last month, making it the busiest August in the airport’s history. Traffic increased by 15% compared to August last year, as all segments of the market increased. Passenger volumes to and from continental Europe increased by 12% to over 1.4 million. Almost 823,000 passengers travelled Continue reading


Ryanair Announces Expanded Dublin Summer 2016 Services

Dublin Airport has welcomed Ryanair’s announcement of a new service to Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport from next month and increased frequencies on 14 existing routes for summer 2016. The new Amsterdam service will operate four times daily, beginning on October 27. Ryanair also plans to increase capacity on the following routes from Dublin in summer 2016 Continue reading

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Dublin Airport Shortlisted For World Routes Marketing Award in Durban

Dublin Airport has been shortlisted for the World Routes Marketing Award 2015 in the category for airports that handle 20-50 million passengers per year. The awards, which are for excellence in marketing by airports, are voted exclusively by airlines worldwide and are divided into four categories based on airport size. The other nominees in this Continue reading


Dublin Airport Has Busiest Ever Month In July

Dublin Airport had its busiest ever month in July with almost 2.7 million passengers – a 17% increase on the same month last year. Nearly 1.5 million travelled on continental European routes, a rise of 14%. Just over 794,000 passengers travelled to and from the UK, a 16% increase. Transatlantic traffic increased by 26%, with Continue reading


Dublin Airport Among Europe’s Fastest Growing Airports

Dublin Airport was one of the fastest growing airports in Europe in the first half of this year. New passenger data from ACI Europe shows that passenger numbers at Dublin Airport grew more than three times faster than the European average in the first six months of this year. Dublin Airport’s passenger numbers increased by Continue reading

Holiday Weekend Caps Busiest Month Ever At Dublin Airport

More than two and a half million passengers have passed through Dublin Airport this July. This is the first time in the airport’s 75 year history that 2.5 million people have used the airport in a month. “This is a historic milestone for Dublin Airport, as we’ve never before welcomed 2.5 million passengers in a Continue reading


Record Tourist Numbers In First Half Of 2015

A record number of tourists visited Ireland during the first half of 2015 as the year shapes up to be the best ever for overseas visitors. The first six months of the year saw an “exceptional” 11.7% growth in visitor numbers, according to new official figures. A record 3,876,200 visitors came to Ireland during the Continue reading


Dublin Airport June Passenger Traffic Up 18%

Almost 2.5 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport in June, an 18% increase on the same month last year. Close on 1.4 million people flew on services between Dublin and continental Europe – up 17%. There was an 18% rise in passenger numbers to and from the UK. Traffic on North American routes increased by Continue reading


Record Year Beckons As Dublin First Half Traffic Up 15%

Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport increased significantly during the first six months of 2015 which is now shaping up to be the airport’s busiest ever year. New figures today show that the airport handled 11.5 million passengers in the six months to the end of June – a 15% rise on the same period last Continue reading


Dublin Airport Announces New Halifax, Nova Scotia, Route

A new weekly scheduled service between Dublin and Halifax in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia was launched today. The new route, which runs from July until mid-September, is operated by Europe Airpost, the French subsidiary of Dublin-based ASL Aviation Group. It is the last of 22 new routes and services, involving six new carriers, Continue reading


First A350 In Ireland Lands At Dublin Airport

The first Airbus A350 to touch down in Ireland landed at Dublin Airport today to mark the creation of 100 jobs at aircraft leasing company AerCap. The huge A350 XWB was escorted to its stand by two Dublin Airport Fire Service tenders following its arrival from Toulouse. AerCap is the global leader in aircraft leasing Continue reading


Dublin Growth More Than Twice Europe Average

Passenger traffic at Dublin Airport continues to grow at well over twice the European average, according to new figures today. Dublin passenger numbers increased by 12.9% in May, compared to a European average of 5.6%, said ACI Europe in its latest monthly analysis. The organisation indicated that Ireland is to the forefront in the continued Continue reading


SAS Now Operating Two Flights A Week To Gothenburg

A twice-weekly Scandinavian Airlines service between Dublin and the Swedish city of Gothenburg got under way today, Wednesday. Since April, the carrier has been operating one flight a week between the two cities. However this has increased to two flights a week for the months of July and August. Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison Continue reading


New SWISS Dublin-Geneva Service Launched

A new four times weekly service between Dublin and Geneva has been launched by Swiss International Airlines (SWISS). The new year-round route is in addition to the existing year-round SWISS service between Dublin and Zurich which currently has up to nine flights a week during the peak summer season. Welcoming the new Geneva service Dublin Continue reading


New Ethiopian Addis-Dublin-LA Service Begins

The new Ethiopian Airlines inter-continental service from Addis Ababa to Dublin and on to Los Angeles began at the weekend. This is the first time the three continents of Africa, Europe and North America are directly connected with one airline through Dublin Airport.Welcoming the inaugural flight, daa Chief Executive, Kevin Toland said it was a Continue reading


Lufthansa To Increase Munich Frequency

Lufthansa has announced that it is tripling capacity on its Dublin-Munich route this winter. The German airline will operate the Dublin-Munich service six times per week during the winter season. The move is a major expansion for the route, which went year-round for the first time last winter. “We’re delighted that Lufthansa is expanding its Continue reading


Transavia Paris-Orly Service Launches

Low cost airline Transavia.com, which is owned by Air France-KLM group, has officially launched its new daily service between Dublin and Paris-Orly Airport. “We are delighted to open a new route between Dublin and Paris-Orly Airport,” said Transavia’s Chief Commercial Officer Hervé Kozar. “It is a pleasure to welcome Irish people on board and offer Continue reading


Dublin Airport passenger numbers soar

Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport grew by 13% last Month, making it the busiest May in the airport’s history. More than 2.2 million jetsetters travelled through the airport in May, with a busy period also expected coming into the summer months. The airport’s managing director Vincent Harrison said : “The latest monthly figures from ACI Continue reading


Dublin Airport Has Busiest May On Record

  Dublin Airport had the busiest May in its 75-year history, handling 2.2 million passengers, a 13% increase on the same month last year. The airport has welcomed almost 9 million passengers during the first five months of the year – 14% up on the same period in 2014. Said Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Continue reading


United Launches Summer Service To Chicago

A new daily summer service between Dublin and Chicago was launched today by United Airlines. A launch event, attended by senior Dublin Airport and United personnel, was held in T2 prior to this morning’s inaugural flight.Welcoming the new route Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison said he was particularly pleased to see United start a Continue reading

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Dublin’s long-haul seats up by almost 25%

  Europe’s busiest airports see 5% growth in long-haul capacity this summer; Heathrow is the busiest but Amsterdam and Dublin are growing fast Analysis of OAG schedule data for this summer and last shows that among Europe’s busiest 30 airports, seat capacity on long-haul routes (defined as those in excess of 4,000 kilometres) has increased by Continue reading


WOW Air Launches New Service To Iceland

  A new year-round direct service between Dublin and Reykjavik was launched today by the Icelandic carrier WOW Air. Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison said he was delighted to welcome WOW Air to Ireland and to add Reykjavik to Dublin Airport’s growing list of direct destinations. “Iceland is a very popular tourist destination with Continue reading


Irish Tourism Figures Continue To Grow Strongly

Irish tourism figures continued to grow strongly during the three months to the end of April, according to CSO figures today. Visitor numbers increased by 13.5% to 1,778,600 – with over 20% growth from North America. Trips by British residents were up 9.8% to 808,000 while trips by residents of continental Europe rose by 14.7% Continue reading


Dublin Airport Welcomes New Liverpool Service

  Dublin Airport has welcomed the announcement by Aer Lingus of a new Dublin-Liverpool service from next autumn. The airline has also said that its recently launched Washington DC service will continue into January next year. Welcoming the Liverpool announcement, Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison said: “This year we are marking the 75th anniversary Continue reading


Outlook positive for tourism in 2015

The outlook for 2015 is good and sentiment among island of Ireland and overseas partners remains positive. Enquiries and bookings so far this year have been generally ahead of, or on par with, 2014. This points to a busy summer season ahead, aided by favourable exchange rates in some key markets and increased air access Continue reading


Dublin To Get Direct Holiday Services To Mexico And Jamaica

  Dublin Airport will have direct non-stop Dreamliner flights to Mexico and Jamaica next summer, it was announced today. Tour operator Falcon Holidays and Thomson, a member of TUI GROUP, will begin flights from Dublin to Cancun (pictured) in Mexico, and to Montego Bay in Jamaica, with a range of exclusive holiday packages from June Continue reading


Dublin Airport Traffic Up 15% So Far This Year

  Passenger traffic at Dublin Airport has risen by 15% during the first four months of 2015 compared to the same period last year. Almost 6.8 million passengers travelled through the airport between January and April – an increase of 870,000 people. Just over two million passengers used Dublin Airport last month – up 11% Continue reading


Ireland ranked number 5 in the world for tourism marketing and branding

World Economic Forum’s 2015 Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index reveals league of tourist-friendly countries, with positive rankings for Ireland The World Economic Forum has announced the results of its 2015 global ‘Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index’ (TTCI). The biennial report includes some positive rankings for Ireland. Overall, Ireland ranks at number 19 in the world, Continue reading

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52% Growth In Dublin Airport’s Northern Ireland Business

The number of Northern Ireland residents using Dublin Airport increased by 52% to a record 864,000 last year. Dublin Airport witnessed a significant increase in business from Northern Ireland residents during 2014, as the airport’s route network continued to grow and daa invested further in promoting Dublin Airport directly to consumers in Northern Ireland. “Dublin Continue reading


Dublin Now Ethiopian Airlines Hub

Ethiopian Airlines is now using Dublin Airport as its European hub. Ethiopian started transiting 10 flights per week through Dublin to North America earlier this week. The flights to Washington DC and Toronto stop at Dublin early in the morning for refuelling and a crew change. Ethiopian Airline’s daily Boeing 777 flight from Addis Ababa Continue reading


Dublin Airport Underpins 97,400 Irish Jobs – Study

The vital importance of Dublin Airport to the national economy and infrastructure has been highlighted in a new Economic Impact Study prepared for daa. The airport supports or contributes to a total of 97,400 jobs across the Irish economy, contributing a total of €6.9 billion to the country’s GDP, the study found. This includes 15,700 Continue reading

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Dublin Airport Launches Two New Routes

Two new routes from Dublin Airport were launched on May 1st – to Washington DC and Newquay in Cornwall. The inaugural flights, which took off within an hour of each other, were preceded by special launch events to mark the occasion. The new Aer Lingus direct service to Washington will fly four times weekly and Continue reading


Dublin Scores Big On Passenger Satisfaction

Dublin Airport has achieved its highest score ever for overall passenger satisfaction in the latest round of service quality results from the Commission for Aviation Regulation (CAR). Passenger security, in particular, fared well in the first quarter ASQ (Airport Service Quality) ratings. The courtesy and helpfulness of security staff received its highest score ever of Continue reading

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€14 Million Investment In T2 Car Park

Dublin Airport is investing €14 million to expand its short-term cap parking facilities to meet growing customer demand for spaces located close to the terminals. Work has started on a major upgrade at the airport’s Terminal 2 multi-storey car park, which will more than double the number of available spaces. The €14 million project will Continue reading

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Ethiopian AirlinesTo Use Dublin For Transit Stops

Ethiopian Airlines is moving its European hub to Dublin Airport from next month. The move will see Ethiopian transit 10 transatlantic flights per week through Dublin Airport to destinations in the United States and Canada. The flights will stop at Dublin Airport for refuelling on the westbound leg of the journey only. “We are delighted Continue reading


A new route – Finnair to Helsinki

Finnair?s new service between Dublin and Helsinki started yesterday morning with an announcement by the airline that the new route will now operate year-round. The new Helsinki service is one of 20 new routes from Dublin Airport this year. During the summer season, Finnair will operate six flights per week between the two capital cities, Continue reading

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T1’s New €8m Retail Area Opens

A modern new ?8 million retail area opened in Terminal 1 today heralding a new era in passenger shopping at Dublin Airport. The Loop?s stunning new state-of-the-art facility showcases the best of Irish and international brands and offers consumers a radically improved shopping experience. The impressive new shopping area, comprising more than 18,300 square feet Continue reading

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SWISS To Launch New Geneva Service

Swiss To Launch New Geneva Service Dublin Airport has welcomed Swiss International Air Lines? (SWISS) decision to launch a new year-round service from Dublin to Geneva from June. The new Geneva service, which will begin on June 26, will operate four times per week. SWISS also operates a year-round service from Dublin to Zurich with Continue reading


Flybe To Launch New Services To Dublin

Flybe has announced that it will begin service on 11 routes from Cardiff Airport this summer including a new service to Dublin Airport. The new routes from Cardiff include Edinburgh, Faro, Glasgow, Munich, Milan and Paris in addition to Dublin. The Dublin flights start in June with six a week rising to 12 a week. Continue reading


Ryanair Announces Two New Dublin Services

Ryanair has announced two new services from Dublin Airport to Copenhagen and Lublin in Poland. Welcoming Ryanair?s announcement, Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison said: ?We are delighted that Ryanair continues to grow its route network from Dublin Airport. ?The new services as well as capacity increases on six existing routes provides even greater choice Continue reading


Air Canada Rouge – Second Toronto Service

  Air Canada Rouge has announced a second direct service between Dublin and Toronto for summer 2015. The extra service will operate four times a week during the peak summer season from June 13 to September 16. This will be in addition to the year round Dublin-Toronto service operating daily from June 28 next. ?We Continue reading

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Another Record Breaking Year for Lufthansa at Dublin

  2014 was another record breaking year for Lufthansa in Ireland with almost 377,000 passengers travelling in and out of Dublin ? an increase of just over five per cent on 2013. The figures also show that around three quarters of Lufthansa passenger from Dublin continue to take advantage of the quick and easy onward Continue reading


New Dublin Donegal Service Launched

A new twice-daily Aer Lingus Regional service between Dublin Airport and Donegal was launched today by the Minister for Transport, Paschal Donohoe. The new PSO (Public Service Obligation) route will operate seven days a week, all year round. The Minister was aboard today’s inaugural flight to Donegal Airport. Stobart Air, which operates Aer Lingus Regional Continue reading

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Ireland ranked third easiest place for conducting busines

Ireland was the third least complex country for multinationals to do business in in 2014, according to TMF Group?s Global Benchmark Complexity Index. Of 81 countries surveyed in terms of complexity, Ireland ranked 79th behind only Jersey and Hong Kong. In first place, and considered the most complex jurisdiction to conduct business, was Argentina, followed Continue reading

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Ireland welcomes strong +9% growth in overseas visitors for 2014

  2014 was record year for visitor numbers from North America, Germany, France, Spain and Australia 2014 was another strong year for tourism, with today?s figures from the CSO (Central Statistics Office) confirming growth of +9% in overseas visitors to the Republic of Ireland in 2014 ? that?s 620,000 additional visitors when compared with 2013. Given Continue reading


Europe Airpost Launches Flights Between Dublin And Halifax, Canada

  French airline Europe Airpost is to operate a new direct scheduled summer service between Dublin and Halifax, Novia Scotia this summer. The new route, which will operate from the beginning of July until mid September, will boost Canadian tourism to Ireland and also offer a new direct destination in North America for Irish consumers. Continue reading

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Dublin Passenger Numbers Up 8% to 21.7 million

  Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport increased by 8% last year to 21.7 million. It was also a record year for transatlantic traffic and transfer passengers. Dublin Airport, Ireland?s main international gateway and a key indicator for the Irish economy, saw growth across all major sectors of its business during 2014. The growth is expected Continue reading


United Announces Dublin Chicago Service

United Airlines has announced a new daily summer service between Dublin and Chicago, starting next June. The first flight to Chicago O?Hare will depart Dublin on June 5 and the service will continue until August 18. ?We?re delighted to expand our range of trans-Atlantic services from Ireland by linking Dublin with United?s home town, Chicago,? Continue reading


Dublin Winter Operations plan launched

Dublin Airport has launched its winter operations plan with new equipment and more trained personnel in readiness for potential snow and ice this winter season. Approximately a quarter of a million euro has been spent on enhancing the airport?s readiness for adverse winter weather conditions. The upgraded plan includes the purchase of 14 new motorised Continue reading


Dublin Flights grow for Tenth month

Dublin Airport enjoyed its tenth consecutive month of flight growth in October, with an average of 503 flights a day ? up 8.1% on the same month last year. Dublin is showing ?consistently impressive? growth amid very encouraging signs in the Irish aviation industry, according to the latest monthly analysis from the Irish Aviation Authority Continue reading


Expansion to NI

The Challenge: We first set our sights on Northern Ireland in 2012. With over 1.66 million residents at the time, served by three airports ? Belfast International, Belfast City and Derry – they processed over 7 million passengers every year? our challenge was to give them a reason to come to us. The Solution: We Continue reading


U.S. Preclearance 24/7

U.S. Pre-Clearance at Dublin airport now means that all U.S. bound passengers can complete all their immigration and customs checks before they’ve even left the ground. The United States Pre-clearance facility at Dublin airport allows all U.S. bound passengers to complete their immigration, customs and agricultural inspections in Dublin before departure. Essentially allowing them to Continue reading

Dublin – London

With 364 departures every week, an impressive 3.6 million passengers travelled between these two destinations last year – a 6.9% increase from 2012.

Demand Meets Connectivity

There are so many people travelling from Ireland to Australia and New Zealand that traffic on these routes is now the fifth highest in Europe, ahead of Spain, Sweden and the Netherlands. In fact, the latest research on Airport IS shows a market of over 250k passengers annually (Airport IS YE June 2014). This represents Continue reading