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Dublin/Dubai Pax Up 11% & Family Fun with Emirates

18th January 2020 - 10:30am

The Emirates team

The Emirates team

Offering the only direct Dublin - Dubai route, Emirates confirmed an 11% increase in passengers in 2019. Overall passenger numbers (includes those connecting with onward destinations) held steady at 448,000 and the three most popular destinations from Dublin during 2019 were Dubai, Bangkok and Sydney.


Business and First Class passenger numbers increased by 2% during 2019, representing 29% of all passenger traffic on the Dublin-Dubai route.


Enda Corneille (Country Manager Emirates Ireland), “We are really pleased with our 2019 figures, which didn’t suffer from the threat of restrained consumer spending, which was a general concern across many sectors. While many of our customers use our hub in Dubai to connect with destinations across Asia, Africa and Australasia, a significant number are staying in Dubai for business and leisure. With two direct flights daily, a flight time of around 7 hours and year-round sunshine, Dubai has established itself as an accessible and exciting destination for holidaymakers from Ireland, and... this is a trend that is set to continue”.


Building on the success of 2019, and to celebrate the launch of their Fly Better Sale, Emirates are giving away wonderful family prizes in January. Prizes include: Family passes to AquaZone, Imaginosity, Airfield Farm or Skypark Outdoor Adventures Carlingford; Afternoon Tea at the Westbury Hotel, Viking Splash Tour Family pass, Odeon Movie tickets, €100 voucher for Kildare Village including Valet Park and wash and Perx €50.00 Shopping vouchers.


You still have two chances of winning - make a booking with Emirates before 26 Jan-20. Send your ticket numbers to by 5 pm Friday 17th and Monday 27th and Emirates will announce 5 winners each week.

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