Dublin Airport welcomes the launch of Portuguese airline TAP’s new double daily summer service between Dublin and Lisbon.
The airline’s new service will be operated by an Airbus A319 aircraft.
“After a decade long absence, we are delighted to welcome TAP to back Dublin Airport,” said Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison.
“Lisbon is a beautiful city steeped in history and culture and this route will bring additional choice for passengers travelling between Dublin and Portugal. It will also offer convenient onward connectivity to South America and other locations via TAP’s global network,” he added.
Lisbon is one of Europe’s most popular city break destinations, with a historic city centre, cool nightlife and 290 days of sunshine per year.
TAP is one of four new airlines joining Dublin Airport’s route network this year and this Dublin to Lisbon route is one of 23 new services being launched this summer.
More than 6.5 million passengers have travelled through Dublin Airport in the first three months of the year, representing an 8% increase, or an extra 460,000 passengers, compared to the same period last year.
Dublin Airport has flights to almost 200 destinations in 43 countries, operated by 53 airlines and is the 11th busiest airport in the European Union. It one of Ireland’s key economic assets, as it generates or facilitates 117,300 jobs and €8.3 billion worth of economic activity.