Tourism Ireland warmly welcomes the arrival of the inaugural Great Dane Airlines flight from Aalborg to Dublin. Great Dane will operate the route twice weekly from June 21 to July 26; and weekly between July and October 15. The new service will help to boost tourism from Denmark this year, offering more choice to prospective visitors living in Aalborg, Denmark’s fourth largest city, and elsewhere on the Jutland peninsula.
Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “The new Great Dane Airlines service between Aalborg and Dublin is good news for Irish tourism. We look forward to co-operating with Great Dane to maximise the promotion of this new flight. As an island, the importance of convenient, direct, non-stop flights cannot be overstated – they are absolutely critical to achieving growth in inbound tourism.
“In 2018, we welcomed almost 75,000 Danish arrivals to Ireland. For 2019, we are rolling out an extensive programme of promotional activity in Denmark, to build on that success.”
Thomas Hugo Møller, CEO of Great Dane Airlines; Rikke Aagaard Petersen, Tourism Ireland; and Heine Pedersen, Alfa Travel, at the launch in Aalborg of the inaugural Great Dane Airlines 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 around 325,000 people across the island.
- In 2018, we welcomed around 11.2 million overseas visitors to the island of Ireland (+6% on 2017), delivering revenue of approximately €6.1 billion (+10%).
- Tourism Ireland’s international website is www.ireland.com, 29 market sites available in 11 language versions around the world, which attracted around 20+ million visitors in 2018.