Among those at the launch of Ryanair’s new route between Dublin and Dalaman, helping to cut the ceremonial route launch cake, were: Anna Dimou, Sales & Marketing Executive, East Mediterranean, Ryanair (left); Nikolaos Lardis, Sales & Marketing Manager, East Mediterranean, Ryanair (second left); Hamdi Güvenç, Board Member and GM, Dalaman Airport (third left); and Ahmet Orçun Songur, Director of Business Development, Dalaman Airport (centre). The carrier will offer a weekly (Sundays) rotation between Dublin and Dalaman, while a second route from Bratislava will begin on 28 June.
- Ryanair launched its first-ever operations to Turkey on 24 June, starting a weekly (Sundays) service from Dublin (DUB) to Dalaman (DLM). “We are pleased to officially introduce flights to Dalaman, our newest airport from Dublin,” commented Nikolaos Lardis, Sales & Marketing Manager, East Mediterranean, Ryanair. “Ryanair operates to 90 destinations from Dublin Airport and we are delighted to see its route network go from strength to strength with the addition of Dalaman,” added Siobhan O’Donnell, Head of External Communications, Dublin Airport. “Turkey is a hugely popular destination for Irish people, so we have no doubt this new route will be a great success.” The ULCC will operate the 3,269-kilometre sector using its fleet of 737-800s, with OAG data indicating that the airline will face no direct scheduled competition on the airport pair. The airline will launch a second route to Dalaman in the coming days, commencing a weekly (Thursdays) rotation from Bratislava to the Turkish airport on 28 June. This is a sector that will also face no direct scheduled competition. Both services will operate until the end of October. As a result of launching flights to Turkey, the airline now serves 38 country markets. See how Dalaman Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.