Showing posts from June 13, 2013

Dublin Airport reports strong growth in North American traffic

                                                    Welcoming the launch of the new American Airlines daily year-round service between Dublin and New York JFK the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) stated the North American market is growing strongly serving 11 destinations with 224 weekly flights to and from North America this summer. Transatlantic travel is growing strongly at Dublin Airport this year, as already more than 600,000 passengers have travelled between Dublin and North America, which is an 11% increase on last year. The number of seats on North American routes is up 27% this summer, which is equivalent to 270,000 extra seats. In 2012, Dublin Airport welcomed more than 1.6 million Transatlantic passengers, which was a 5% increase on the previous 12 months. DAA Deputy CEO Mr Oliver Cussen said Dublin Airport was seeing growth in both business and leisure traffic on Transatlantic routes stating "There’s clearly an increase in premium travel on North American rou

IAA says May Traffic improving at Irish Airports

                                                      The Irish Aviation Authority announced Commercial terminal traffic in May increased by 2.1% at the three State airports of Cork, Dublin Shannon when compared to May 2012 and on a cumulative basis, commercial terminal traffic at the three airports for January to May was up 0.7%  compared to the same period in 2012. The May 2013 figures for the three State airports, when compared to the same month in the previous year are: Cork Airport: + 5.4%  with an average of 61 commercial daily movements. Dublin Airport: + 4.2% , with an average of 477 commercial daily movements. Shannon Airport : -6.3%, with an average of 54 commercial daily movements. The IAA’s traffic figures for May 2013 indicate that total flights in Irish airspace have decreased by 0.2% when compared to May 2012. There was a decrease of 0.7% in Ireland’s en-route traffic movements (flights that pass through Irish airspace but do not land) during May 2013, in

American Airlines inaugurates Dublin New York JFK service

                                                      American Airlines this morning inaugurated its new daily year-round service between Dublin Airport and its New York JFK hub operated by a two class Boeing 757-200 in addition to the existing Chicago to Dublin service. The first flight was operated by N175AN Boeing 757-223/WL c/n 32394. The new service is operated as part of American's joint business agreement with fellow oneworld® members British Airways and Iberia, connecting travelers to more than 125 cities throughout Europe. The new route provides American's customers access to countless destinations worldwide through nonstop service from Dublin on British Airways and Iberia to the carriers' respective hubs in London and Madrid. American Airlines Vice President – New York and International Tim Ahern said "Thanks to our joint business with British Airways and Iberia, this new service connects American's customers to a wealth of travel options througho