Airport expecting record summer with 14 new routes
Dublin Airport has said the addition of four new airlines and 14 new routes will make the coming months a “record summer”. More than 1.7 million extra seats have been added across the airport’s route network, an 8 per cent increase compared to last summer.
The new airlines are Cathay Pacific, Croatia Airlines, Hainan Airlines and Icelandair. Of the five new long-haul routes, Aer Lingus has already started services to Philadelphia, and the airline will launch its Seattle route in May.
This June will see the start of Air Canada’s new summer service to Montreal, while Cathay Pacific will fly direct to Hong Kong, and Hainan Airlines will start a new direct service to Beijing.The summer months will see 10 airlines flying 446 flights per week to and from 16 destinations in the US and four in Canada.Ryanair has begun new services to Marrakesh and Paphos, and will add Dalaman in Turkey, Frankfurt and Luxembourg later this year.
Icelandair will start a service to Reykjavik, while British Airways will fly to Manchester. Croatia Airlines will launch services to Zagreb. Elsewhere, Loganair will fly to Carlisle airport in the Lake District.