Ryanair, Europe’s largest low-cost airline, has announced its largest ever schedule from Dublin Airport.
Ryanair will fly to 120 destinations from Dublin, Ireland with over 900 weekly flights available this summer. This schedule which Ryanair states as ‘record-breaking’, includes flights to Spain, Portugal, Italy, including Sardinia & Sicily as well as exciting destinations in the Greek islands, Croatia and regional France.
The airline will also increase its investment with the basing of a 33rd aircraft at Dublin Airport this summer, representing a further $100 million investment and bringing its total investment at Dublin Airport to $3.3 billion. The low cost carrier says that the basing of an additional aircraft at Dublin Airport will create 30 direct jobs.
With an additional 22 routes compared with Summer 2019 and over 900 flights departing to over 120 destinations every week, Ryanair says that this increased connectivity will deliver much needed inbound tourism while also giving Irish holiday makers an abundance of travel choices to top European destinations like Spain, Italy, Greece, Croatia and Portugal.
After 2 years of stop\start ineffective travel restrictions, the daa have finally been given the tools to incentivise travel with its Traffic Recovery Support Scheme (TRSS) which was recommended by the Aviation Task Force in their report of July 2020.
This investment by Ryanair in its largest ever Dublin schedule is a direct result of the recently launched Traffic Recovery Scheme by the daa. Ryanair says that with many airlines cutting capacity and routes this summer, Ireland must lower access costs as it competes with regions and airports in other EU countries for a diminished pool of airline carriers in Europe which will shrink total short haul seats in Europe by up to 15% this summer. Additionally, the airline states that if Ireland is to hold on to this capacity and connectivity then the TRSS scheme must at a minimum be extended by the Government into the winter 2022/23 season to ensure that Irish inbound tourism, particularly post summer, secures the capacity, connectivity and tourists which are vital to the growth of the Irish economy.
Eddie Wilson, CEO. Ryanair DAC, said:
We are pleased to announce our largest ever flight schedule at Dublin Airport this summer. This extensive programme will see Ryanair operate over 900 weekly flights to over 120 destinations, giving inbound tourism a much-needed boost while also giving Irish consumers the widest choice of great destinations this summer. After 2 years of stop\start ineffective travel restrictions, the daa have finally been given the tools to incentivise travel with its Traffic Recovery Support Scheme (TRSS) which was recommended by the Aviation Task Force to Government in their report of July 2020. This scheme gives Ryanair the confidence to invest in our largest ever summer schedule and largest number of based aircraft at Dublin Airport. The daa TRSS scheme will ensure airport charges are competitively priced vs. other EU countries this summer, and Ryanair have responded by launching its largest ever investment in aircraft, connections and jobs at Dublin Airport. With many airlines cutting routes and jobs, it is important that Ireland’s airport charges remain competitive vs. other EU countries and regions so that this investment can be maintained in this period of recovery and it is vital that this Traffic Recovery Scheme is extended into winter ’22/23 to keep that investment and connectivity in Ireland.
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The below attached image by includes all the destinations that Ryanair will fly to from Dublin this summer season:
To celebrate today’s announcement of our largest ever summer schedule of over 120 routes to the beaches of Spain, Portugal, Italy and its regions including Sardinia and Sicily, Croatia, France, Cyprus and the Greek islands, we have launched a seat sale with fares from just €29.99 for travel until the end of June 2022, which must be booked by midnight Sunday, 23rd January, and if your plans change so can your booking, with our zero change fee offer. With air fares likely to increase this summer due to reduced industry capacity, we encourage all customers to book early and scoop up these lower fares on Ryanair.com.
Dalton Philips, CEO, daa, said:
Government funding announced in Budget 2022 has allowed daa to offer additional attractive incentives to our airline partners to rebuild international connectivity from Dublin Airport and this investment by Ryanair for the busy summer season ahead is testament to that.
Featured image by Ryanair
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