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70,000 new arrivals in Dublin expected from new air service

By Jay Jackson, Ireland News
12 Oct 2018, 11:01 GMT+10

DUBLIN, Ireland - Ryanair on Thursday revealed it was introducing a new route from Bournemouth to Dublin, with a four times a week service commencing in April next year.

The new service is expected to cater for 70,000 passengers a year.

To mark its new Dublin route, Ryanair on Thursday said it was discounting seats from Bournemouth to as low as 9.99, for travel in October, November, December and January.

Ryanair is pleased to announce a new Bournemouth route to Dublin commencing in April 2019, which will operate four times weekly as part of our Summer 2019 schedule," Ryanair spokesperson Robin Kiely said Thursday.

"To celebrate, we are releasing seats across our network from Bournemouth from just 9.99 for travel up to January 2019. This offer is available for bookings until midnight Saturday (13 Octoberer 2018)."

Andrew Bell, Chief Executive Officer, Regional & City Airports (RCA), which is the owner and operator of Bournemouth Airport, said Thursday, "Ryanairs Dublin route announcement is exciting news for local passengers. Dublin is up there with Amsterdam and Paris for city weekend breaks, and there is all of the convenience involved in flying from an airport on their doorstep."

"We anticipate an extra 70,000 passengers a year with the Dublin route, which is part of Bournemouth Airports growth strategy, including the ambition to double passenger numbers to 1.5 million over the next five years."

Bournemouth Airport is notable for its connectivity from the coastal town on the south coast of England. It has an international length runway, landside and airside facilities.

"Within 10 months of acquiring Bournemouth Airport, RCA is on the flight path to delivering improved services as well as dovetailing with the needs of local business and creating fresh opportunities for the regional economy, Bell said.

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