Historic First Dublin-Beijing Direct Service Launched
The first ever direct air service between Ireland and mainland China began this month with the departure of Hainan Airlines flight Hu750 from Dublin Airport.
Hainan will operate Dublin to Beijing direct with an Airbus A330 aircraft on Tuesdays and Saturdays and via Edinburgh on Thursdays and Sundays.
Trade between Ireland and China is hugely important to the Irish economy and it is currently estimated to be worth more than €14.9 billion per year. This new direct route will greatly facilitate Irish firms and exporters with operations and clients in China, as well as China’s financial services and technology companies investing in Ireland.
Tourism Ireland estimates that about 70,000 Chinese visitors came to the island of Ireland in 2017. Ireland is also home to more than 5,000 Chinese students attending Irish educational institutions. This new direct service makes travelling between the capital cities of Ireland and China much easier and will be popular for both business and leisure travellers.