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10 Jun 2016

Tourism Ireland welcomes new Air Canada rouge flight from Vancouver to Dublin

Tourism Ireland warmly welcomes today’s inaugural Air Canada rouge flight between Vancouver and Dublin. Air Canada rouge will operate the new summer service three times per week – from today (Friday, 10 June) until 9 October.

Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “We warmly welcome the new Air Canada rouge service between Vancouver and Dublin, which provides a major boost for both leisure and business tourism from western Canada to the island of Ireland. We look forward to working closely with Air Canada rouge to maximise the promotion of this flight. As an island destination, the importance of convenient, direct, non-stop flights cannot be overstated – they are absolutely critical to achieving growth in inbound tourism.”
  Dana Welch, Tourism Ireland (fourth left), helps cut the ribbon in Vancouver International Airport for the inaugural Air Canada rouge flight to Dublin.

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 220,000 people.
  • In 2015, we welcomed approximately 9.3 million overseas visitors to the island of Ireland, delivering revenue of about €4.7 billion.
  • Tourism Ireland’s international website is, 29 market sites available in ten language versions around the world, which attracted about 16.5 million visitors in 2015.