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Dublin Airport Welcomes SAS Expansion in 2017

Dublin Airport Welcomes SAS Expansion in 2017

Dublin Airport has welcomed the announcement by SAS – Scandinavian Airlines that it is to significantly expand its services at Dublin Airport next year. The airline’s overall capacity to and from Dublin will increase by 11%. Seat capacity on the Dublin-Stockholm service is expanding by 9%, Dublin-Oslo by 16%, and Dublin-Copenhagen by 9%.

SAS is one of Dublin Airport’s oldest customers. The airline started services in Dublin on 1st April 1966 and has since carried more than 4.5 million passengers on its three routes from Dublin to Copenhagen, Stockholm and Oslo. SAS is a member of the Star Alliance group that comprises 27 airlines worldwide.

“We are delighted to see SAS continuing to grow its business at Dublin Airport,” said Vincent Harrison, Dublin Airport Managing Director. “SAS is one of our oldest European customers and its decision to significantly expand capacity on all three of its existing routes from Dublin is good news for business and leisure travellers. The expanded routes will offer additional choice and connectivity between Ireland and Sweden, Denmark and Norway and will have major benefits for Irish tourism, as Scandinavia is a growing market for visitors to Ireland.”

More than 21.4 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport in the first nine months of the year, a 12% increase when compared to the same period last year with an extra 2.3 million passengers.

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 52 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 42 years.

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