Irish export opportunities for North East businesses

Irish export opportunities for North East businesses

Budget airline Ryanair has announced that they will be doubling their daily flights to Dublin from June as part of their winter 2016 schedule.

With Ireland being the UK’s fifth largest export market, importing more from the UK than any other country, the increase in services help cement Ireland as  an ideal first step market for North East businesses.   

In 2014 alone the UK exported £18.37bn in goods to Ireland, with some of the most valuable exports including manufactured articles, machinery, transport and food.

Newcastle Airport Chief Executive, David Laws also pointed out the opportunities for improving business from tourism, saying: “Dublin is one of our most popular routes so with increased frequency even more people from the North East will be able to experience a wonderful city, and we look forward to welcoming even more passengers from Ireland into the North East.”

The winter 2016 schedule, which will see Ryanair double its Newcastle traffic, is set to deliver 330,000 customers a year and help to safeguard 250 jobs at the airport.