New flights to Dublin set to boost China’s outbound travel market

27 Nov 2019

Shanghai is set to welcome flights from Dublin by Juneyao Air in the coming year, which will operate twice weekly. 

In addition, the flight will also offer onward connections to 40 other Chinese destinations, 6 Japanese cities and 10 other Asia-Pacific destinations. 

Flights from Shanghai to the Irish capital will take place on Sundays and Thursdays as from the 29th of March 2020, operated by the airline’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. Moreover, flights will have a quick stop in Helsinki. 

Since China is regarded as the world’s largest outbound travel market, seeing 149.72 million outbound trips last year, Juneyao Air predicts to boost the number of trips to 178.4 million by 2022. 

“We see strong demand for travel between China and Europe, and passengers need more choice,” stated the Juneyao's chairman, Wang Junjin stated. 

Dublin Airport Managing, Director Vincent Harrison said, “Shanghai is a major global economic hub and this new route will significantly boost Irish tourism and trade, making it easier for Irish firms to do business in China and enhancing the options for Chinese tourists wishing to visit Ireland."

Previously, the Chinese carrier stated that it will also start operating flights between Shanghai and Manchester, beginning in March 2020 as well.