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Ryanair launches biggest ever Dublin flight schedule for summer 2022

Ryanair is ramping up its operations ahead of the summer, announcing its largest ever flight schedule out of Dublin airport.

In total the airline will run 900 flights a week to 120 destinations through the summer season, an increase of 22 routes compared with summer of 2019.

The recovery in traffic will result in the basing of a 33rd Ryanair aircraft in Dublin, which the carrier says represents an additional investment of $100m and will result in the creation of 30 new roles.

The growth is in part being driven by the Government backed Travel Recovery Support Scheme, which is being operated by Dublin and Cork airport operator daa.

However, as it grows capacity, Ryanair says the TRSS scheme must be at a minimum extended by the Government until the winter season of 2022/23.

This, it claims, will ensure that capacity for tourist visits to Ireland, particularly after the summer in the quieter shoulder period, is secured.

The scheme provides cut price charges to airlines that are growing routes and capacity at the airport.

Ryanair chief executive Eddie Wilson said the scheme had given Ryanair the confidence to invest in rebuilding its operations out of Dublin.

"The daa scheme will ensure airport charges are competitively priced versus other EU countries this summer, and Ryanair has responded by launching its largest ever investment in aircraft, connections and jobs at Dublin airport," he said.

Ryanair's plans have been welcomed by the daa.

"Government funding announced in Budget 2022 has allowed daa offer additional attractive incentives to our airline partners to rebuild International connectivity from Dublin Airport and this investment by Ryanair for the busy summer season ahead is restatement to that," said Dalton Philips,

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