12 MAY 2014
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Dublin Airport is becoming a significant hub for international transfer traffic, according to Kevin Toland, Chief Executive, Dublin Airport Authority (DAA). (Also see Air Canada rouge in this issue)
“Last year, Dublin Airport handled more than half a million transfer passengers and we plan to grow transfer traffic to about two million passengers per year in the near term.”
Dublin Airport’s transfer passengers increased by 36% last year to 548,000 and have increased by a further 30% so far this year, according to Mr Toland. “Transfer traffic is helping us grow the route network at Dublin, as these additional passengers underpin the viability of a route and encourage airlines to launch new services and add capacity on existing routes. This summer, Dublin Airport will be the seventh largest airport in Europe for services to North America, with 268 flights per week between the airport and 13 separate destinations in the United States and Canada.”
Dublin Airport has 17% more seats available to North America this summer, with new direct services to San Francisco and Toronto from Aer Lingus, the new year-round service to Toronto with Air Canada rouge and a summer operation from St John’s Newfoundland with WestJet. www.dublinairport.com
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