News

One Million Passengers Use Dublin Airport as a Hub

One Million Passengers Use Dublin Airport as a Hub

Anne-Marie Crowley (second from left) was Dublin Airport’s one millionth connecting passenger this year travelling with her daughter Helen onboard an Aer Lingus flight from Liverpool connecting on to New York. Also pictured are Ronan Fitzsimons, Dublin Airport Head of Transfer Product, and Edel Staunton, Aer Lingus Customer Service Agent.

For being Dublin Airport’s one millionth connecting passenger Ann-Marie received return flights to New York with Aer Lingus and a €200 Loop shopping voucher.

This the first time in a single year that over a million people have used Dublin Airport as a hub to connect onwards to another destination. “We have been working very closely with Aer Lingus to market and promote flying from Britain to North America via Dublin Airport,” said Ronan. “This marketing drive has resulted in a 25% increase in the number of passengers connecting through Dublin Airport this year.”

Davina Pratt, Aer Lingus Director of Operations, added: “We are delighted to welcome the one millionth connecting customer at Dublin Airport. The growth in connecting customers underpins Aer Lingus’s successful strategy of expanding its Dublin Airport base into a major European transatlantic gateway. We offer connecting services from 16 UK airports and over 30 Continental European airports to our transatlantic network at Dublin Airport.

“Next year we will operate 10 routes from Dublin to North America with the introduction of three new services to Los Angeles, Newark and Hartford, Connecticut. Aer Lingus’s total long-haul seat capacity will increase by more than 17% in 2016, representing the fourth consecutive year of more than double-digit long-haul growth.”

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

News

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.

More in News

WB Yeats 1

New Irish Ferries Cruise Ferry ‘W.B. Yeats’ Named in Germany

Michael FloodJanuary 19, 2018
Silversea Mark Webber

Silversea Offers Q&A Session with F1’s Mark Webber

Neil SteedmanJanuary 19, 2018
dnata Dublin Airport Facility

Emirates Group Company dnata Opens Catering Facility at Dublin Airport

Neil SteedmanJanuary 18, 2018
Audrey Italy

Audrey Headon to Represent ‘Discovery Puglia’ and ‘Best Holidays in Italy’

Michael FloodJanuary 18, 2018
Banana Barracks

Lainey’s Adventures: Getting a Second-Year Working Holiday Visa in Australia

Neil SteedmanJanuary 18, 2018
Cork Airport Cork Travel Fair

Two-Day Cork Travel Fair in February

Neil SteedmanJanuary 18, 2018
Royal Caribbean International Myers-Briggs Company

Royal Caribbean International Teams Up with CPP-The Myers-Briggs Company

Neil SteedmanJanuary 18, 2018
Job Opportunities

Click&Go to Appoint Product Executive to Support Head of Product

Neil SteedmanJanuary 18, 2018
GTI Ireland WWI The Western Front

WW1: The Western Front with Ronan McGreevy

Neil SteedmanJanuary 18, 2018

Copyright © 2016 Belgrave Group Limited, C4 Nutgrove Office Park, Nutgrove Avenue, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, Ireland