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Ryanair increases its schedules from Dublin airport

Ryanair is increasing its investment in Dublin Airport by adding a third aircraft to the base later this year.

The carrier says the move represents an investment of $100 million and will create 30 jobs at the airport.

She adds that the investment is a direct result of the traffic restoration program run by the airport authority DAA.

As part of the announcement, Ryanair said it would add 22 routes to its schedule this summer compared to its 2019 summer schedule.

Eddie Wilson, CEO of Ryanair DAC, said: “We are delighted to announce our largest-ever flying schedule at Dublin Airport this summer. The extensive program will see Ryanair operate more than 900 weekly flights to over 120 destinations, giving inbound tourism a much-needed boost while offering Irish consumers the widest choice of great destinations this summer.

Dalton Philips, CEO of DAA, said: “Government funding announced in Budget 2022 has enabled DAA to offer additional attractive incentives to our airline partners to rebuild international connectivity from Dublin Airport and this investment of Ryanair for the busy summer season ahead is testament to that.”

Ryanair recently said its December traffic was down slightly from November levels due to the sudden travel restrictions. It also cut January capacity by a third and adjusted its full-year revenue forecast.