May 22, 2018 Back to all news


Dublin Airport is delighted to welcome the launch of British Airways’ new weekly service to Manchester.

Welcoming the new service, Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison said “We are delighted to see British Airways expand its route network from Dublin Airport and I have no doubt this new service will be popular for both Irish and UK-based passengers.  We will continue to work closely with British Airways to promote its new route.”

Keith Chuter, Sales Manager Ireland for British Airways, said: “We’re thrilled to be able to grow our summer schedule from Dublin Airport, offering our customers access to our new Manchester route.

“Manchester is a city known for being unique and eclectic with plenty of restaurants, shops and museums for visitors to enjoy, so our new flight is ideal for travellers looking to take a short city break.

“The new route will run from 18th May until 30th September and flights will be on sale on from €30 / £33 each way and we hope to welcome many Irish passengers on our flight to Manchester over the coming months.”

In addition to the new Manchester route, British Airways also operates flights from Dublin Airport to London Heathrow and London City airports. From Heathrow BA customers have access to an extensive global network of over 140 destinations worldwide, catering for both leisure and business travellers. 

The airline will operate its new route with an Embraer 190, a 98 seater jet offering business and economy class, departing Dublin at 21.20 every Friday and returning on Sunday at 08.55 until September 30.

British Airways’ new Manchester route is one of 14 new services starting from Dublin Airport this summer. 

More than 8.7 million passengers have travelled through Dublin Airport in the first quarter of this year, which is a 4% increase compared to the same period last year.

Dublin Airport will have flights to 195 destinations in 42 countries, operated by 56 airlines this summer season.

Image above: Dublin Airport Aviation Business Development Manager, Stephen O'Reilly; British Airways Key Partnership Manager UK & Ireland, Brenda Morgan; British Airways Consumer Sales Manager Tara Magee and Dublin Airport Business to Business Marketing Executive, Edel Redmond at the launch of British Airways new Dublin to Manchester service.