Fingal Dublin Chamber Welcomes Two New Transatlantic Routes by Aer LingusSeptember 13, 2018
Fingal Dublin Chamber Welcomes Two New Transatlantic Routes by Aer Lingus
Fingal Dublin Chamber welcomes the announcement of two new transatlantic routes from Are Lingus’ Dublin Hub with daily direct service to Montreal and Minneapolis-St Paul commencing in summer 2019.
The two new destinations will add a quarter of million additional seats annually to Aer Lingus’ transatlantic network which already comprises 2.8m seats annually between Ireland and North America.
Dublin Airport has been working closely with Aer Lingus since 2014 to grow its North American business and build a substantial transfer business. Transatlantic connectivity from Dublin has grown rapidly over the past five years, with passenger numbers up 82% from 1.7 million in 2012 to 3.5 million last year.
The expansion in North American connectivity at Dublin Airport is underpinning significant growth in visitor numbers. According to recent data from Tourism Ireland, visitor numbers from North America to the Republic of Ireland increased by 10.7% in the first six months of this year, while North American visitor spending was up by 28%.
Welcoming Aer Lingus’ announcement today, Fingal Dublin Chamber Chief Executive Anthony Cooney said:
'We would like to congratulate Aer Lingus on opening their 14th transatlantic route from Dublin Airport and its 11th new transatlantic route in the past five years. Both Aer Lingus CEO Stephen Kavanagh and Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison have spoken of the high levels of cooperation between Aer Lingus and Dublin Airport, which enabled them to bring this plan into fruition. It is fantastic to hear of such good working relations between two of the Chamber’s strategic partners, which is continuing to bring economic and social benefits to the Fingal region and beyond.'Contact:David Branagan, Events and Communications Manager086 3498864