Dublin Airport Welcomes New Service To Donegal

Back to overview Monday 2 February 2015

Dublin Airport is delighted to welcome a new twice-daily Aer Lingus Regional service between Dublin Airport and Donegal.

The new PSO (Public Service Obligation) route will operate seven days a week, all year round. Stobart Air, which operates Aer Lingus Regional services, successfully tendered for the new PSO contract last November.

Welcoming the new service, the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe said: “For Ireland to continue down its path of economic recovery, a well-connected transport infrastructure that connects all four corners of the country is essential.

“Stobart Air’s operation of the Dublin Donegal route is a positive step towards achieving and maintaining this, providing an essential link between Donegal and the capital, facilitating business and encouraging tourism.”

The new service will allow for easier access to transatlantic services in Dublin for Donegal passengers and for US passengers to visit Donegal.

Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison said the airport was delighted to welcome Aer Lingus Regional/Stobart Air on the Dublin-Donegal route. “We look forward to working closely with Aer Lingus Regional and Stobart Air to further market this service to consumers.”

Sean Brogan, Interim Chief Executive Officer of Stobart Air, said the airline was proud to operate the Dublin Donegal PSO. “Our twice daily services between Donegal and Dublin facilitate day return travel from Donegal for both business and leisure passengers.”

“Equally, it will allow for easier connectivity to transatlantic services from Dublin for Donegal passengers and for US passengers to visit Donegal, one of Ireland’s most scenic tourist destinations.”