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Ryanair Welcomes the Opening of the Second Runway at Dublin Airport

Ryanair welcomes the opening of the new North Runway at Dublin Airport. The first flight from the new runway was a Ryanair Boeing 737-8-200 MAX which departed for Eindhoven at 12:00 local time with 197 guests.


Ryanair Welcomes the Opening of Dublin Airport's New North Runway on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 - Courtesy Ryanair

On Wednesday (August 24, 2022), Ryanair celebrated the opening of the new North Runway at Dublin Airport (DUB). The first departure from the new runway was a Ryanair Boeing 737-8-200 carrying 197 guests to Eindhoven (EIN) in the Netherlands. Ryanair’s high capacity MAX Family aircraft carry four percent more passengers while delivering a 16 percent reduction in fuel burn and a 40 percent smaller noise footprint, compared to previous generation aircraft. Before departing for Eindhoven, the aircraft arrived in Dublin from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS), where 50 percent of its fuel uplift was comprised of SAF, making it one of the cleanest, greenest flights ever to land in Dublin.


In Wednesday’s announcement, Ryanair’s CEO, Eddie Wilson, said,


“We welcome the opening of Dublin Airport’s new second runway today, and congratulate all the DAA team on delivering this critical infrastructure on time and within budget. This new 2nd Runway capacity will enable Ryanair to operate more flights to/from Dublin airport, keeping air fares low, delivering tourism growth, all on new aircraft, which carry more passengers, but burn less fuel and substantially cuts noise emissions for the benefit of our neighbouring communities in North County Dublin.


“As we enter an era of higher oil prices, and increasing environmental taxation, it is imperative that Ireland, as a country on the periphery of Europe, enhances our low-cost connectivity to Europe and the wider world. This combination of new runway capacity at Dublin, allied to Ryanair’s new, greener and cleaner aircraft, will we hope, enable us to continue to grow at Dublin, in a manner that burns less fuel, and reduces noise for the benefit of the neighbouring community, and our millions of passengers.”


Ryanair Holdings, plc is Europe’s largest airline conglomerate and the parent company of Buzz, Lauda, Malta Air, and Ryanair DAC. The airline carries over 150 million passengers annually with more than 2,500 daily departures. Ryanair serves over 200 destinations in 40 countries with a fleet of 505 aircraft including 409 Boeing 737NGs, 67 Boeing 737-8200s and 29 Airbus A320s with Lauda. Currently, the low-cost carrier has nearly 150 Boeing 737-8200s on order, and will grow their fleet to 600+ aircraft by 2026. Ryanair has maintained a stellar safety record for nearly 40 years and prides itself on being “Europe’s greenest cleanest airline group,” promising customers a reduction in CO2 emissions of up to 50%, versus the “Big 4 EU major airlines.”


Source: Ryanair

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