Emirates celebrates 10 years in Ireland

Emirates is celebrating its 10th anniversary in Ireland this week.

Since its first flight in 2012, the airline has carried over 2.8 million passengers between Dublin and Dubai

Enda Corneille, country manager Emirates, Ireland, said, ” When we launched in Ireland 10 years ago, we were in the midst of a global recession and today, as we mark a major milestone, we are in the middle of a global pandemic,”.

“Back in 2012, there were those who couldn’t understand the rationale for launching the Dublin operation given the economic circumstances of the time. However, meticulous planning, a long-term vision, and the confidence both Emirates and our customers have in our product and service have proved the naysayers wrong.”

Key milestones in Emirates’ ten years in Ireland include:

January 2012:   The first Emirates flight on the Dublin – Dubai route lands in Dublin on January 9.

May 2012: The route proves a success, and  Emirates had deployed its fastest-ever aircraft upgrade with an added 50% capacity. Emirates announces its sponsorship of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.

December 2015. Emirates celebrates its one-millionth passenger onboard the Dublin – Dubai route.

October 2021: The daily service is resumed after the pandemic halted operations to just four weekly flights.

Enda Corneille concluded, “If there has ever been a time to celebrate and recognise success it’s now. We are looking forward to getting together with our industry colleagues, later in the year, to mark our ten-year anniversary and look ahead to new milestones such as new aircraft, new route launches and renewed growth and success.”

Leona Kenny
Leona Kenny
Leona has been appointed as news journalist at ITTN. She holds a journalism degree from Dublin City University. She has held various media roles, including news and sports editor at college publications. She holds a passion in travel and sport.

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