Varadkar welcomes year-round Air Canada service


Air Canada’s decision to operate its Dublin to Toronto service all year round has been welcomed by Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar who said it’s a welcome boost for Irish tourism.

“North America is one of our key markets and the provision of a year-round service on this route by Air Canada is particularly welcome. From next year Air Canada will operate the Dublin to Toronto service on a year-round basis.

“This is the latest in a series of significant and positive developments for air services into Ireland. Extra services confirmed for this year of the Gathering between Ireland and North America will increase capacity by more than 20%.

“This includes extra services from Delta between Dublin and JFK, with larger aeroplanes. Air Lingus is operating extra services from Chicago, Boston and Orlando, while United, US Airways and American Airlines, have also announced new services.

“North American visitors are particularly important because they stay longer and travel more around Ireland, and recent visitor figures show that this market continues to grow. This new 12 month service from Air Canada will help us to build on the Gathering in 2014, and encourage more visitors into Ireland from North America.”