Dublin Airport welcomes today’s announcement by Romanian airline Blue Air that it is to launch twice weekly flights from Dublin to Cluj next summer.
Welcoming the announcement, Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison said, “We are delighted to see Blue Air add the city of Cluj-Napoca to its route network at Dublin Airport from next summer.
"Cluj is Romania’s second largest city and is located in the historical Transylvanian region. I have no doubt this new route will be an attractive location for both business and leisure passengers. We look forward to welcoming the launch of the new route next June,” he added.
Flights will depart from Dublin Airport at 15.30 each Tuesday and Saturday arriving in Cluj at 17.10. The return flight leaves Cluj at 17.55 arriving into Dublin Airport at 23.35.
Blue Air also announced that it is to increase frequency on its summer schedule next year flying four times per week to Bucharest and three times per week to Bacau.
Lonely Planet recently declared Transylvania the top region in the world to visit for 2016. Dublin featured in the top three city destinations for 2016 behind Kotor, Montenegro and Quito in Ecuador.
Dublin Airport, which is celebrating its 75th birthday this year, has flights to 167 destinations. Passenger numbers are up 15% so far this year with almost 19.2 million travelling in the nine months to the end of September.
More than 2.5 million extra passengers have been welcomed at Dublin Airport in the first nine months of the year, with strong growth across all major route sectors.
Today’s announcement by Blue Air brings to seven the number of new routes/services for summer 2016.