United Airlines Boeing 757-200

Dublin Airport will have almost two million extra seats available this summer, which is an 11% increase in capacity compared to last summer. This summer is set to be the busiest yet since passenger numbers reached their peak in 2008, according to Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison.

A total of 21 new routes/services, comprising 16 short-haul routes to continental Europe and five new long-haul routes will be added in 2015. This week four new services commenced to Chicago, Cardiff, Paris Orly and Keflavik, as Dublin Airport expands customer base adding two new customer airlines Transavia France and WOW Air.

Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison said “This is a significant year for Dublin Airport, as we celebrate 75 years connecting Ireland to the world. This year, passengers can choose from 167 scheduled destinations from Dublin Airport to 15 destinations in North America, 25 cities in the UK, 122 destinations in Continental Europe, 3 African destinations, and 2 destinations in the Middle East.”.

Flybe commenced a new daily Cardiff service on Monday 1st June operated by an Embraer 195,will be double daily later in the summer.

Transavia France commenced a new daily service from/to Paris Orly on Monday 1st June using  Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

United Airlines launched a new daily Boeing 757-200 to Chicago O’Hare on Friday 5th June operating to 18th August and operates double daily to Newark to 24th September.

WOW Air launched a new service from/to Keflavik on Tuesday 2nd June operating twice weekly Tuesdays & Thursdays, an additional Saturday service will operate for peak season using Airbus A320/1 aircraft.

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