Tourism Ireland Welcomes Announcement of Toronto to Dublin Year Round Service from Air Canada rouge in 2014
Tourism Ireland has welcomed the announcement that Air Canada will convert its current seasonal service between Toronto and Dublin to a year-round service, beginning May 1st 2014, operated by its new leisure carrier Air Canada rouge.
The island of Ireland offers a wealth of unforgettable experiences to Canadian travellers with its spectacular scenic landscape, vibrant cities, rich heritage, cultural attractions and an exciting festivals and events calendar which delights visitors 365 days a year! The strengthening ties between Canada and Ireland continue with over 4 million Canadians claiming Irish ancestry and Ireland’s unique “cead mile failte” (one hundred thousand welcomes) awaits every Canadian visitor who chooses the Emerald Isle as their holiday destination.
Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “The announcement of a year-round service from Toronto to Dublin is wonderful news for tourism to the island of Ireland from Canada. We have worked with Air Canada for many years and we look forward to working closely with Air Canada rouge to maximise the promotion of this flight. As an island, direct, convenient and competitive access services are critical to achieving growth in inbound tourism. Tourism Ireland is committed to working with Air Canada rouge, Dublin Airport and other tourism interests, through co-operative marketing, to drive demand for this service.”
Famous for its warm welcome and hospitality, the island of Ireland’s hotels, top class B&B’s, luxury resort spas, and historic castle stays offer an enticing variety of accommodation options, and no visit to Ireland is complete without sampling the country’s top rated visitor attractions, art, culture and music.
Any time of the year is a great time to visit Ireland and the Fall to Winter months, September through to December, are bursting with a variety of entertainment including; the Dublin Theatre Festival, the Cork International Jazz Festival, the Wexford Opera Festival, Belfast Festival at Queens, the Cork Film Festival and New Year’s Eve Dublin to name but a few!
Tourism Ireland has a busy program of promotions under way this year, in particular highlighting over 3,000 festivals and events taking place for The Gathering Ireland 2013 and the unique cultural experiences to be enjoyed in Derry~Londonderry for the UK City of Culture 2013.
The year-round service will begin May 2014 with five scheduled flights during the summer peak season (reducing to three times per week in the winter months). The Air Canada rouge route will be serviced by the Boeing 767-300ER aircraft consisting of 264 seats with three customer comfort options. All flights offer wireless inflight entertainment, stylish modern cabins and come with Air Canada’s consumer member benefits. Bookings will become available from June 2013 through aircanda.com and travel agents.
Visit www.ireland.com for further information about Ireland.