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Ryanair announces Dublin expansion from Apr-2014

15-Nov-2013 6:29 AM

Ryanair announced (14-Nov-2013) an expansion of its Dublin operations from Apr-2014, to include nine new routes as well increased frequency on an additional eight routes - see Route Changes Table for more information:

  • Dublin-Almeria: Twice weekly service to launch on 01-Apr-2014. According to Innovata, the carrier will be the route's only operator;
  • Dublin-Bari: Twice weekly service to launch on 04-Apr-2014. According to Innovata, the carrier will be the route's only operator;
  • Dublin-Basel: Three times weekly service to launch on 01-Apr-2014. According to Innovata, the carrier will be the route's only operator;
  • Dublin-Bucharest: Four times weekly service to launch on 02-Apr-2014. According to Innovata, the carrier will be the route's only operator;
  • Dublin-Chania: Twice weekly service to launch on 01-Apr-2014. According to Innovata, the carrier will be the route's only operator;
  • Dublin-Comiso: Twice weekly service to launch on 03-Apr-2014. According to Innovata, the carrier will be the route's only operator;
  • Dublin-Lisbon: Daily service to launch on 01-Apr-2014. According to Innovata, the carrier will be the route's only operator;
  • Dublin-Marrakech: Twice weekly service to launch on 02-Apr-2014. According to Innovata, Aer Lingus also operates on the route;
  • Dublin-Prague: Five times weekly service to launch on 01-Apr-2014. According to Innovata, Aer Lingus also operates on the route.

The carrier also plans to increase frequency on the following routes:

  • Dublin-Birmingham: Frequency to increase from six to eight times daily. According to Innovata, Aer Lingus also operates on the route;
  • Dublin-Bristol: Frequency to increase from four to six times daily. According to Innovata, Aer Lingus also operates on the route;
  • Dublin-Edinburgh: Frequency to increase from four to eight times daily. According to Innovata, Aer Lingus also operates on the route;
  • Dublin-Glasgow Prestwick: Frequency to increase from four to six times daily. According to Innovata, Aer Lingus operates to Glasgow International Airport;
  • Dublin-London Stansted: Frequency to increase from 16 to 18 times daily. According to Innovata, Aer Lingus, Air France and British Airways also operate between Dublin and London;
  • Dublin-Madrid: Frequency to increase from 14 to 18 times weekly. According to Innovata, Aer Lingus and Iberia also operate on the route;
  • Dublin-Manchester: Frequency to increase from eight to ten times daily. According to Innovata, Aer Lingus also operates on the route;
  • Dublin-Nice: Frequency to increase from four to six times weekly. According to Innovata, Aer Lingus also operates on the route.

Ryanair expects the announcement will deliver an additional 700,000 passengers p/a, as well as supporting 700 new jobs at Dublin Airport. Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary said: "Ryanair is pleased to deliver 9 new Europe routes to/from Dublin and over 1m new passengers for Ireland (which will create over 1,000 new jobs at the Irish airports) in direct response to the Government’s welcome initiative to scrap the €3 air travel tax from April 2014. A critical component of this growth will be 100 extra weekly flights into Dublin from Britain, which will reverse the recent tourism declines in UK visitors coming to Ireland."  The carrier also plans to added 300 new jobs in Ireland in 2014 for pilots, cabin crew, customer service specialists and software developers. Mr O'Leary added: "We are also proud to confirm that we will create over 300 new direct jobs in Ryanair in Ireland in 2014 to crew our new based aircraft and to help us roll out our very exciting growth plans, which will include significant improvements to the Ryanair.com website and to our industry leading customer service." [more - original PR] [more - original PR - Czech - Prague Airport]