Varadkar & Ryanair announce new flights into Dublin

Minister Varadkar with Vincent Harrison, Dublin Airport, and Kenny Jacobs, Ryanair,

Minister Varadkar with Vincent Harrison, Dublin Airport, and Kenny Jacobs, Ryanair,


Ryanair, Ireland’s favourite airline, today (20 Mar) released its Dublin winter 2014 schedule, with 7 new routes and increased flights on 21 existing routes (growing from 900 to over 1,000 weekly flights) which go on sale on the website today. This growth is a direct result of the Government’s welcome decision to scrap the travel tax from 1st April next and will deliver over 800,000 more passengers at Dublin Airport this year.

Ryanair’s winter 2014 schedule at Dublin will deliver:

• 7 new routes to Basel, Bucharest, Cologne, Lisbon, Marrakesh, Nice & Prague
• 59 Dublin routes in total
• Growth from 900 to over 1,000 weekly flights
• Increased frequencies & improved schedules on 21 business routes
• Over 800,000 new Ryanair passengers p.a. at Dublin (8.35m in total)


          7 New Winter Routes                                             21 Routes With New Flights

Cologne   2 x daily London (LGW)        8 – 10 x daily
Lisbon   2 x daily Birmingham          6 – 8 x daily
Prague   2 x daily Brussels (CRL)          4 – 6 x daily

8 x p/week

Barcelona          2 – 4 x daily

6 x p/week

Madrid          2 – 4 x daily

6 x p/week

Milan (BGY)          2 – 4 x daily

4 x p/week

  Paris          2 – 4 x daily
  Rome (CIA)          2 – 4 x daily
  Krakow  12 pw – 2 x daily
  Riga  12 pw – 2 x daily
Berlin  10 pw – 2 x daily
Bratislava  10 pw – 2 x daily
Budapest  10 pw – 2 x daily
Malaga  10 pw – 2 x daily
Warsaw  10 pw – 2 x daily
Lanzarote    8 pw – 2 x daily
Wroclaw     8 to 10 p/week
Faro       6 to 8 p/week
Fuerteventura       4 to 6 p/week
Malta       4 to 6 p/week
Rzeszow       4 to 6 p/week


In Dublin, Ryanair’s Kenny Jacobs said:

“Ryanair is the first Irish carrier to launch its Dublin 2014 winter schedule, with 7 new routes to Basel, Bucharest, Cologne, Lisbon, Marrakesh, Nice and Prague, as well as increased frequencies on 21 business routes, all of which go on sale on the website from today.

Our 7 new Dublin routes with multiple daily frequencies are ideal for business passengers or families booking their winter sun or ski getaway. Ryanair customers can also enjoy our recent customer service improvements including a 2nd free carry-on bag, allocated seating and the use of portable electronic devices, with further improvements to be rolled out over the coming months.

To celebrate our Dublin 2014 winter schedule and the launch of these 7 new routes, we are releasing 100,000 seats on sale from €19.99 for travel in April and May, which are available for booking until midnight Monday (24 Mar). Since these low prices will be snapped up quickly, we urge passengers to book them immediately on”

Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, Leo Varadkar said:

“This is yet more good news from Ryanair following the Government’s decision to remove the Air Travel Tax from April. The airline has really embraced the opportunity presented by Budget 2014 and is offering thousands of new seats into Ireland, on top of those already announced for Dublin, Shannon and Knock.

The new Cologne route will be useful for business while extra routes are being offered from a host of existing destinations into Dublin. My Department is already working with Tourism Ireland and Ryanair to promote the additional services.”

Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison said:

“We are delighted that Ryanair is further expanding its winter schedule at Dublin Airport. These 7 new winter routes, as well as increased frequencies on 21 existing services, further enhances Dublin Airport’s attractiveness for both business and leisure passengers.

Dublin Airport has had a very strong start to the year, with passenger numbers up 9% for the first two months and these extra winter services from Ryanair will help underpin that growth and continue it into next year.

Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport increased significantly faster than the European average last year, and we are continuing to outperform our European peers in 2014. These new winter short-haul routes from Ryanair and extra flights on existing services will provide extra options for our customers for the winter season, which begins in late October.”

Date: 20. 3. 2014