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Ryanair plans record number of routes out of Dublin this summer


Ryanair will fly to 120 destinations from Dublin this summer in what the airline says will be its biggest ever schedule from the Irish airport.

The move means the airline is adding 22 new routes from Dublin over its pre-pandemic 2019 schedule.

Ryanair will base 33 aircraft at Dublin and create 30 extra direct jobs as a consequence.

Destinations will include Spain, Portugal, Italy, including Sardinia and Sicily, Greece, Croatia and France.

Eddie Wilson, chief executive, Ryanair DAC, noted that Ryanair’s 120 routes from Dublin outnumber the 117 short-haul services that all airlines fly from London Heathrow.

Ryanair is boosting its Dublin presence on the back of an incentive scheme funded by €90 million in Government aid to allow airports lure back airlines and passengers.

“After two years of stop-start ineffective travel restrictions, the DAA have finally been given the tools to incentivise travel with its Traffic Recovery Support Scheme,” Mr Wilson said.

Dalton Philips, DAA chief executive, said the airport company had received €80 million from the Government enabling it to offer aggressive incentives tied to passenger numbers.



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