Published on June 4th, 2020 | by Alan Dwyer0
Emirates Announce Date for Return of Service to Dublin
Emirates have brought forward the date for the revised start of their Dubai – Dublin route to 17th June. This will be a direct service allowing passengers to connect on to the long haul network via Dubai. Emirates have been operating a twice weekly Boeing 777-300 cargo only service on the route over the past few weeks. Emirates had previously announced that the regular service would not return until 1st July with a daily service and a double daily starting again in September. There is no reports yet if this date will also be brought forward. The government of the UAE have eased some travel restrictions to allow the country’s three main airports to reopen. Transit flights will resume at Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah international airports. Inbound and outbound passenger flights will remain suspended until further notice although some repatriation flights will continue to be operated into Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah airports. Etihad will return to the Abu Dhabi – Dublin route with a daily service from 10th June.
As the restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic start to be lifted, some other airlines have announced the revised timetable for the summer 2020 season. Lufthansa have started with their Frankfurt – Dublin service which started back on 1st June with a five times weekly Airbus A320neo service initially. This will no doubt increase as they previously operated around 25 services per week on this route including an overnight stop which allowed for a very early morning departure for passengers to connect on to their worldwide network.
TAP Air Portugal will return to the Lisbon – Dublin route from 3rd July with a three times weekly EMBRAER EMB-190 service which will increase to twice daily service from 1st August.
Aegean Airlines will return on the Athens – Dublin with a twice weekly A320 service on 25th July and this rises to five times weekly from 1st September.
Air Baltic will be returning to Dublin from Riga on a three times weekly basis from 15th June using the Airbus A220 aircraft.