Ryanair’s 2016 summer schedule for Dublin Airport will feature 83 routes, a new service to Amsterdam and increased numbers of
flights to 14 existing destinations.
Chief marketing officer Kenny Jacobs predicted the schedule would result in 11.75 million passengers travelling through Dublin Airport, who will in turn support 8,800 jobs at the hub.
Tourism Ireland welcomed the announcement of a new route from Amsterdam, commencing on 27 October, as well as extra flights on routes from other important tourism markets like Germany (Berlin), Spain (Barcelona and Madrid), Italy (Treviso), Belgium (Brussels) and Britain (London Gatwick, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham and East Midlands.
Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “The introduction of the new Ryanair service from Amsterdam to Dublin, as well as extra flights on routes from cities like Berlin, Barcelona, Madrid, Venice (Treviso), Brussels, London Gatwick, Manchester and Liverpool is fantastic news; they will certainly expand travel options for European and British holidaymakers who wish to visit Ireland in 2016. We will be working closely with Ryanair and Dublin Airport to maximise the demand for these routes and boost tourism. As an island destination, direct, convenient and competitive access services are critical to achieving growth in inbound tourism.”