Air services

New air and return services announced for airports on the island of Ireland

A number of new and returning air services have been announced for airports on the island of Ireland.

Dublin Airport

According to a statement on, Air Canada has resumed passenger flights from Dublin to its West Coast hub in Vancouver, following the resumption of service between Dublin and Montreal on June 2.

Minister announces €4.9 million air service contract for the Aran Islands

According to a statement on, Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys has announced the award of a new €4.9 million air service contract for the Aran Islands (Oileáin Árainn).

The OSP contract, which is now in effect, will run for four years until 2026, according to the statement published on, which also noted that, for the first time, the contract ensures the provision of a direct service from the continent. both in Inis Meáin and Inis Oírr, and that the contract with Galway Aviation Services Limited, trading as Aer Arann Islands, follows extensive consultation with island stakeholders and a comprehensive procurement process , and will provide 68,274 OSP seats to the three Aran Islands each year, with flights operating from Aerfort Chonamara.

Ryanair announces winter schedule for Ireland

According to a statement on, Ryanair has announced its largest ever 2022/23 Irish winter schedule, which includes seven new routes from Cork to Newcastle and Dublin to Castellón, Genoa, Klagenfurt, Rome Fiumicino, Rovaniemi and Venice. , bringing Ryanair’s total winter 2022/23 services to and from Ireland to 156.

Shannon Airport

Shannon Airport operator Shannon Group has welcomed the announcement of a new direct service to Paris from Shannon Airport. Vueling Airlines has been retained by Shannon Group to operate the twice-weekly service to Paris Orly airport on Mondays and Fridays from 12 September.

Belfast City Airport

According to a statement on, easyJet will operate a three times weekly service from Belfast City Airport to Bristol from September 7 on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and flights for this service are now on sale.

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