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Published on September 1st, 2022 | by Alan Dwyer

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Emirates Returns to Double Daily on Dublin Route

Emirates has upgraded their Dubai-Dublin service from 1st September with the return of the twice-daily service on the route. The airline previously offered a twice-daily service until March 2020 when the Pandemic caused the suspension of services. Emirates returned to Dublin with passenger services in June 2020 but it was October 2021 before the full daily service was restored. Running two flights per day will mean that Emirates will connect up to 720 people every day from Ireland with over 130 destinations around the world, including Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong, Auckland, Melbourne, Seychelles and the Maldives. Emirates will use the Boeing 777-300 on both of the daily Dubai-Dublin services with arrivals in Dublin at 12.10 and 20.10 each day and departures at 14.20 and 22.05 for the seven hour flight to Dubai.

Commenting on the return of the second daily service from Emirates, the Managing Director of Dublin Airport, Vincent Harrison said, “Dublin Airport is pleased to welcome the return of Emirates’ double daily service between Dublin and Dubai to our route network. The recommencement of these routes will come as great news for business and leisure passengers in Ireland and Dubai and we anticipate strong demand for these services in both directions. We look forward to continuing to work with Emirates in promoting their services from Dublin Airport.”

Also commenting was the Emirates Country Manager for Ireland, Enda Corneille confirmed that the airline’s Dublin office had experienced a fourfold increase in business to Dubai during the first seven months of 2022. “The appetite for international travel has surpassed our expectations and traffic to Dubai for the current period is up 448% on the same period last year. The popularity of Dubai with its year-round sunshine, outdoor lifestyle and wide range of activities and accommodation options has surged and it is one of the top destinations for Irish tourists. In addition to Dubai, we have seen a huge growth in bookings for Australia as families and friends reconnect following the reopening of Australian borders.  While we all know how tough the past two years have been, we are seeing a lot of very happy passengers onboard at the moment. He went on to say, “This demand has been building for several months and once we could ensure that our second flight would be supported with all of the on-the-ground infrastructure and logistics needed for us to provide a premium service, we set the September 1 date. I would like to thank all of the stakeholders who have helped make this happen. We have been looking forward to this day for a very long time.” 

It has been confirmed by Emirates that bookings for winter 2022/23 are already strong and the five most popular destinations for customers from Ireland this year are Dubai, Sydney, Melbourne, Bangkok and Mauritius. Emirates recently held two cabin crew recruitment drives in Dublin and Galway. Earlier this week, Mr Corneille announced that he is to step down as its head in Ireland after 8 years in the job.

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