Flights connecting Inverness and Irish capital of Dublin take off again
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Direct flights connecting Inverness Airport and Dublin Airport took flight yesterday – the first time since before the pandemic.
Operating four times per week – on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays – the Loganair service is said to be ideal for those visiting friends and family or looking for a convenient city break destination.
Fares start from £73.81 one-way including a 15kg checked baggage allowance, all taxes, air passenger duty and a GreenSkies contribution to the cost of fully offsetting all carbon emissions from Loganair flights.
A Highlands and Islands Airports (Hial) spokesman said: "As the Irish capital, Dublin is a historic city with a modern attitude where visitors can embrace the great outdoors and cultural walking tours or enjoy the vibrant nightlife through the bar and restaurant scene including the iconic Temple Bar."
To celebrate the launch, yesterday passengers leaving from Inverness Airport received a goodie bag of gifts from local suppliers and attractions organised by Loganair and Inverness Airport, which is operated by Hial.
Inverness Airport manager Graeme Bell said: "It is great to see Inverness and Dublin connecting once more. The return of this popular route enhances connectivity for the Highlands, offering passengers more choice and convenience. I am looking forward to seeing passengers take advantage of the leisure and business opportunities this route presents.”
Kay Ryan, chief commercial officer at Loganair, said: “As consumer confidence builds we can resume more services and launch new routes. It’s always encouraging to recommence routes like this one between Inverness and Dublin which shows Loganair’s continued commitment to providing domestic and international connectivity for both leisure and business customers.”
Julie Wakley, head of GB Tourism Ireland, said: “We’re delighted to see the recommencement of Loganair’s Inverness-Dublin route. We recognise the vital importance of regional air connectivity and the key role that this air link to Dublin provides for holiday-makers from Scotland. We look forward to welcoming visitors from Inverness to the island of Ireland and working with Loganair to promote the route and further expand their network to the island as confidence returns to the market.”