Dublin Airport is welcoming four new airlines and 14 new routes: a whopping 1.7 million extra seats for holiday-hungry tourists this summer season.

The extra allocation means an 8% increase in capacity for Dublin Airport’s existing offering.

Managing Director of Dublin Airport Vincent Harrison said that the airport has worked tirelessly towards this goal.

“We are continuously working with existing and new airline customers to provide more choice for consumers, and to add new destinations to our route network,” he said.

“We are particularly looking forward to welcoming our new services into the Asia Pacific region when direct services to Hong Kong and Beijing start in June.”

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The increase also means that an incredible 64 flights to and from North America will be in action every day, in what Dublin Airport describes as a “record breaking summer”.

So, what can travelers and business flyers expect?

– The new airlines welcomed into the fold at Dublin Airport are Cathay Pacific, Croatia Airlines, Hainan Airlines, and Icelandair.

-Aer Lingus will launch its Seattle route next month. Last month saw the inaugural Dublin-Philadelphia flight too.

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(The crew on the inaugural Aer Lingus flight between Philadelphia and Dublin)

-Air Canada will begin operating Dublin-Montreal routes in June.

-Cathay Pacific will begin its direct flights to Hong Kong in June.

-Hainan Airlines will begin its direct service to Beijing in June.

-Ryanair will be operating services to Marrakesh, Paphos, Dalaman, Frankfurt, and Luxembourg.

-Icelandair will commence service to Reykjavik.

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Article courtesy of Irish Central.

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