Tourism Ireland warmly welcomes today’s announcement by Icelandair of its new flight from Keflavík to Dublin. The new service will operate six times per week, commencing in May 2018.
Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “The new Icelandair flight is more good news for tourism to Dublin and Ireland in 2018. Not only will it help grow visitor numbers from Iceland, but this new service will also offer connectivity from 20 gateways in North America to Ireland. We look forward to co-operating with Icelandair and Dublin Airport, to maximise the promotion of this new flight. As an island destination, the importance of convenient, direct flights cannot be overstated – they are absolutely critical to achieving growth in inbound tourism.”
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 281,000 people across the island.
- In 2016, we welcomed approximately 10.3 million overseas visitors to the island of Ireland, delivering revenue of about €5.3 billion.
- Tourism Ireland’s international website is www.ireland.com, 29 market sites available in 11 language versions around the world, which attracted 19.37 million visitors in 2016.