Thursday, June 1, 2017

Dublin Airport - June Passenger increase.

More than 370,000 passengers are expected to travel through Dublin Airport this June Bank Holiday weekend, a 6% increase over the same weekend last year.
Over 2,660 flights will arrive and depart this June Bank Holiday, which is expected to be the busiest weekend of the year so far, according to Dublin Airport spokeswoman Siobhán O’Donnell.
“We’re expecting over 90,000 passengers per day over the four days between Friday, June 2 and Monday, June 5.  Friday will be the busiest day of the weekend with more than 700 aircraft arriving and departing in a single day,” Ms O’Donnell said.
"As this weekend is set to the busiest of the year so far we strongly advise passengers to prepare for security screening in advance and to go directly to the security screening area once they have checked-in.
“Dublin Airport’s route network is set to expand further over the coming months as five new long-haul and six new short-haul services are being launched this year providing passengers with greater choice and flexibility,” she added.
More than 8.3m passengers have used Dublin Airport in the first four months of the year, which is a 7% increase over last year. This means that Dublin Airport has welcomed almost 528,000 additional passengers during the first four months of the year.

Cork Airport- New Verona Route

Cork Airport Launches New Route To Verona For Summer 2017. Cork Airport is delighted to welcome a new airline carrier and route for a busy Summer 2017 schedule.
Spanish low-cost carrier Volotea will launch a new route to the Northern Italian city of Verona starting on Saturday, May 27 next.

Most famous as the home of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”, the quiet and picturesque city of Verona offers the best of Italian cuisine, culture and climate. Just one hour away from Venice, Verona offers holidays makers an authentic Italian experience away from the beaten tourist track.

Verona is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the city is famous for its Roman and medieval architecture.
Head of Communications at Cork Airport Kevin Cullinane said: “We are delighted to expand our choice of destinations with Volotea, a new scheduled airline partner. We have served Verona before as a charter destination but now travellers in both Munster and Northern Italy will be able to book flights online and this will increase tourism in both directions.
“Unlike Romeo and Juliet’s tragic tale, a trip to Verona has so much to offer passengers from the South of Ireland. Travellers can meander through the winding streets of one of Italy's prettiest cities, all the while enjoying the great food and culture that Italy has to offer”, he added.

The new Cork Airport - Verona-Villafranca Airport service will operate weekly through the summer season until September.

Volotea will fly a Boeing 717 on the route, adding 4,600 seats to the schedule of services for this year.  

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