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Minoan Air to Operate New Route from Dublin

Minoan Air to Operate New Route from Dublin

A new route from Dublin to Oxford will be operated by regional carrier Minoan Air.  The new route will be introduced from 6th March 2013, initially operating twice daily on Wednesdays and Fridays and once on Sundays.

Frequency on the route will increase from 10th May to twice daily (Monday to Friday) and once on Sundays.  The route will be flown by Minoan Air’s Fokker 50 aircraft, featuring a full inflight service to Business Class standards for all passengers.

The flights are available to book soon through travel agents and online booking portals with lead-in fares starting from £50 one-way, including taxes. Minoan Air prides itself on offering a premium service without any additional charges.

Andi Pargeter, Managing Director of London Oxford Airport, said: “We are delighted to welcome these new Minoan Air scheduled services to Dublin Airport, which will suit leisure and business travellers alike. London Oxford Airport boasts first-class facilities and our strategic location, with no other commercial airports within an hour in all directions, makes Oxford the ideal location from which Minoan Air can expand its route network.”

Andi added: “2013 marks the 80th anniversary of when Oxford City Council decided to have a municipal airport to serve Oxford back in 1933.  It has been rather a long time, but today marks the establishment of Oxford’s first based commercial airline operation, something the councillors of that period probably thought they might see a little sooner.”

London Oxford Airport offers passengers short check-in times, passenger drop off just 20ft from the check-in desks, security just 15ft further and the departure lounge just a few steps from the security point. Aircraft are parked just 75ft away from the departure lounge and the overall passenger experience is as straightforward and stress free as possible.

Confirming the new services, Marcos Caramalengos, Chief Commercial Officer of Minoan Air, said: “We were keen to expand our operations into the UK market place and our research identified London Oxford Airport as the ideal location to inaugurate these services, offering great traffic potential. We are confident that passengers will enjoy our service offering and we are already considering the possibility of introducing further routes from Oxford.” 

 

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Michael Flood is the Editor of Ireland's leading travel industry publication, Irish Travel Trade News. With more than 35 years experience, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.

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