Dublin Airport Welcomes Air Transat Expansion

Back to overview Friday 21 October 2016

Air Transat aircraft hi_res

Dublin Airport welcomes the announcement from Canadian airline, Air Transat that it is to add an extra weekly service on its flights to Toronto next year.

Next summer Air Transat will operate direct services three times a week from Dublin to Toronto, and once weekly to Montreal, from May to October.

The extra weekly service represents a 28% increase in capacity for Air Transat who celebrates 30 years of flying next year.

Welcoming Air Transat’s Dublin expansion, Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison said “I’m delighted to see Air Transat increasing services on its Dublin to Toronto route.  Passenger numbers are growing strongly between Ireland and Canada and this new service highlights the popularity of the route which further enhances the link between our two countries.”

Air Transat’s Sales Director UK & Ireland, Lesley Kane said “Canada is an increasingly popular destination for summer holidays and we’re enhancing our flight programme from Ireland to reflect this. Our customers are looking to travel when they want with the utmost convenience and to incorporate multiple destinations into their holiday experience.  Our 2017 programme from Dublin caters for that demand with more choice and flexibility of travel.”

More than 21.4 million passengers have travelled through Dublin Airport in the first nine months of the year, a 12% increase when compared to the same period last year. During the first nine months of the year Dublin Airport has welcomed an extra 2.3 million passengers.

Dublin Airport has direct flights to over 180 destinations in 40 countries on four continents.