Travelling to the Emerald Isle has become more convenient, with a number of carriers announcing services to Ireland.

Cathay Pacific is set to launch non-stop flights between Hong Kong and Dublin next month, which the airline is touting as the only direct flights between the destinations.

The airline indicated the move would further strengthen the carrier’s network and provide new trade and tourism opportunities between Asia and Europe.

Cathay Pacific chief executive officer Rupert Hogg said that the announced services would help to meet customer demand and provide Europe-based passengers with more convenient access to key destinations in Asia and Southwest Pacific through Cathay’s home in Hong Kong.

“Growing our reach to new destinations that aren’t served from Hong Kong boosts the city’s status as Asia’s largest international hub and enables us to capture new and important sources of revenue,” Hogg said.

The direct flights will take to the air from 2 June, offering departures on Tue, Thu, Sat and Sun. They will be serviced by Airbus A350-900 aircraft, which feature the latest seats and cabin design and will be fitted with an enhanced entertainment system and wi-fi on board.

Also launching next month are four times weekly direct flights with Hainan Airlines from Beijing to Dublin from 12 June.

The new additions will join Qatar Airways, which added Dublin to its network last year and Etihad and Emirates, which also currently offer Dublin services.


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