- Lifestyle & Sports
- 01 Sep 17
Cathay Pacific will offer four direct flights per week between Dublin and Hong Kong, starting from next June.
This service will be the first ever direct route between Dublin and the Asia-Pacific region.
The announcement shows that the links between our economy and growing markets are continuing to grow and strengthen, claims the Chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on Children & Youth Affairs, Alan Farrell TD.
He reckons the new direct flight service from Dublin to Hong Kong is great news for the entire Irish economy.
“This announcement will certainly benefit the wider economy, by creating greater transport links for Irish exporters and indigenous businesses, helping to attract greater levels of Foreign Direct Investment, and facilitating increased levels of tourism from growing markets," he tells us.
“Continuing to develop transport links with emerging and growing economies across the world is essential in terms of generating new markets for Irish goods, attracting greater levels of investment into our economy, and supporting jobs in the tourism and hospitality sector."
He points out that new route will bring an increase in the number of overseas visitors coming to Ireland from new markets, which will "benefit" the both greater Dublin area, and indeed, the entire country.
“Not only will the delivery of new routes support more jobs in the Airport, but an increase in the number of overseas visitors coming into Dublin Fingal will also boost local small businesses which are such an integral part of our community," he concludes.