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29 Oct 2014

New Ryanair flight from Brussels-Zaventum is good news for tourism

Ryanair has launched its new service from Brussels-Zaventem to Dublin earlier this week; this new flight is in addition to Ryanair’s existing service between Brussels-Charleroi and Dublin. A ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the new service took place today (29 October) in Brussels-Zaventem Airport and was attended by HE Eamonn Mac Aodha, Irish Ambassador to Belgium.

Danielle Neyts, Tourism Ireland Belgium, said: “The introduction of this new Ryanair flight from Brussels-Zaventem to Dublin is welcome news indeed; it will certainly expand travel options for Belgian holiday and business travellers who wish to visit Ireland in the coming months. We already work very closely with Ryanair and we look forward to co-operating with them to maximise the promotion of this new service to Dublin. As an island, the importance of convenient, direct, non-stop flights cannot be overstated – they are absolutely critical to achieving growth in visitor numbers.”

  Leon Verhallen, Brussels-Zaventem Airport; Danielle Neyts, Tourism Ireland; HE Eamonn Mac Aodha, Irish Ambassador to Belgium; and Yann Delomez, Ryanair.

Notes To Editors

  • Tourism Ireland is the organisation responsible for promoting the island of Ireland overseas as a leading holiday destination.
  • Tourism is the island of Ireland’s largest indigenous industry; responsible for in excess of 4% of GNP in the Republic of Ireland and employing approximately 200,000 people.
  • In 2013, we welcomed an estimated 8 million overseas visitors to the island of Ireland, delivering revenue of almost €4 billion. Overseas tourism business accounts for 59% of all tourism revenue.
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