New Hong Kong route is set to deliver boost to local economy
THERE has been a cross-party welcome among local politicians for the announcement that direct flights between Dublin and Hong Kong will be available, next summer.
Fianna Fáil Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Darragh O’brien said: ‘A lot of effort has gone in to strengthening Ireland’s trading relationship with China in recent years and is now worth a considerable amount with exports exceeding expectations.
‘The new direct flight between Ireland and Hong Kong will undoubtedly enhance and increase commercial links between Ireland and Hong Kong.’
Deputy O’brien added: ‘A significant number of Irish firms employ thousands of people to operate their base in Hong Kong; this direct service will improve the connectability of both countries.’
Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal and Chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on Children & Youth Affairs, Alan Farrell has said the announcement of a new direct flight service from Dublin to Hong Kong, operated by Cathay Pacific, four times per week is ‘great news for the North County, and for the entire Irish economy’.
Deputy Farrell said: ‘This announcement will certainly benefit the North County, along with our wider economy, by creating greater transport links for Irish exporters and indigenous businesses, helping to attract greater levels of Foreign Direct Investment, and facilitating increased levels of tourism from growing markets.’
Cathay Pacific launch direct route from Dublin to Hong Kong.
Deputy Darragh O’brien.