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.”