Things are looking up, with various airlines adding flights from Ireland. After quite a long time with a bare bones service, confidence seems to be returning to aviation and travel, which is nice to see.

I thought it might be a good idea to give you a rundown on some of the routes that are starting or re-starting from Irish airports. There are quite a few and now is probably a good time to start booking a break away.

Aer Lingus

Those heading to or from the United States can rejoice as Aer Lingus are resuming more transatlantic routes. Dublin to Newark is back from 14 November, while flights to Orlando start again on 27 November. The usual flights to New York JFK, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Toronto and more are also available.

On the European side of things, services from Dublin to Geneva and Prague take to the air from 15 October, while Zurich and Frankfurt return on 8 November. Naturally this adds to the European network already in place.


Ryanair is returning to Cork in a big way, with flights starting again in December, once the runway works at the airport are complete. Over the winter, you will be able to fly to Alicante, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Gdansk, Lanzarote, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Luton, London Stansted, Malaga, Poznan and Tenerife.

When the summer schedule begins at the end of March, there will be additional destinations added to the above. These are Bordeaux, Carcassonne, Faro, Girona, Gran Canaria, Mallorca, Milan Bergamo and Reus. Good times ahead for those in that area of Ireland really!


Spain’s Vueling, part of IAG, is starting flights from Dublin to Paris Orly daily from 2 November 2021. They will also operate from Cork to Paris Orly from 22 November twice weekly. These are the first Vueling flights to and from Ireland and fares start at €9.99. Bargain!

American Airlines

The US carrier will be operating services between Dublin and Philadelphia daily from 2 December to 16 December 2021. It will then resume on 5 January 2022 as a daily service. Coming back from 6 May 2022 will be flights to Charlotte, Dallas Fort Worth and Chicago.

Also, American Airlines will service Shannon to Philadelphia from 9 May 2022, with flights three times per week on Monday, Thursday and Saturday. These will depart SNN at 11:05 and arrive PHL at 13:30.

Blue Islands

Blue Islands Airways are based in Jersey and will start flights from Dublin to Jersey on 27 March 2022 at the beginning of the summer season. These will run right through to 28 October 2022, utilising ATR-72 turboprops.


Scotland’s Loganair are flying from Dublin to Aberdeen, which started on 5 September operating four times weekly. This will increase to daily from 28 March 2022.

Overall Thoughts

Lots of connectivity is returning to Ireland, which is great to see. It will be interesting to see if the new routes by Loganair and Blue Islands end up remaining permanently. Hopefully so!

Of course, this is just a snapshot of some returning routes. There are plenty of other airlines flying to and from Ireland, including the likes of airBaltic, KLM, British Airways, Lufthansa, SWISS and many more. It’s time to go on holidays!

Are you planning to travel in the next few months? Where will you go? Thank you for reading and if you have any comments or questions, please leave them below.

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