Major boost for travel sector in Ireland says Emirates country manager
19th August 2021: Following a spike in overseas travel demand from Ireland, Emirates has announced that from October 5th, a daily service between Dublin and Dubai will be restored.
The daily service will also benefit Emirates customers wishing to travel to Ireland, and the airline has optimised schedules to create the best connections from major cities across Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The latest travel requirements for Ireland are available here.
“We are seeing significant growth in demand both into and out of Dublin since the lifting of travel restrictions in Ireland in July,” said Enda Corneille, country manager Emirates, Ireland. “Dubai is proving particularly popular with its promise of sunshine, outdoor dining and entertainment and world class experiences. Holidaymakers can get away without worrying about having to quarantine on return1, which we believe is helping to drive recent demand.
“During the early days of the pandemic we were operating just two flights a week from Dublin, growing to four on the back of demand for our cargo business. So today’s news is a fantastic boost in confidence for international travel; it’s a welcome boost for the travel industry and for our customers. We are hopeful that the coming months will see the resumption of our double daily service from Dublin, which, for us, will be a return to ‘normal’”, said Enda Corneille.
In addition to holidaymakers, Irish ex-pats, such as teachers, are returning to Dubai for work and Emirates is also seeing international students return to Ireland. Other popular destinations on the route include The Maldives, The Seychelles, Phuket and destinations across South Africa.
Mr Corneille confirmed that Emirates’ flexible booking policies mean that customers can book their trip with confidence, even if plans have to change because of the pandemic.
Flexibility and Assurance: Emirates continues to lead the industry with innovative products and services that address traveller needs during a dynamic time. Recently, the airline took its customer care initiatives further with even more generous and flexible booking policies, which have been extended to 31 May 2022, an extension of its multi-risk insurance cover, and helping loyal customers retain their miles and tier status.
Fly Better: In keeping with its ‘Fly Better’ promise, Emirates offers its customers a superior and safe travel experience. On the Dublin-Dubai service the Emirates difference includes the fully enclosed First Class Gamechanger suites on its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, ice, its award-winning inflight entertainment system with over 4,500 channels and delicious meals and beverages across every cabin class.
Dubai: Since it safely resumed tourism activity in July, Dubai remains one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations, especially during the winter season. The city is open for international business and leisure visitors. From sun-soaked beaches and heritage activities to world class hospitality and leisure facilities, Dubai offers a variety of world-class experiences. It was one of the world’s first cities to obtain Safe Travels stamp from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) – which endorses Dubai’s comprehensive and effective measures to ensure guest health and safety.
Health and safety: Keeping the health and wellbeing of its passengers as top priority, Emirates has introduced a comprehensive set of safety measures at every step of the customer journey. The airline has also recently introduced contactless technology and scaled up its digital verification capabilities to provide its customers even more opportunities to utilise the IATA Travel Pass this summer.
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