Dublin Airport has welcomed the announcement by Ryanair that it is to launch new services to the Croatian cities of Dubrovnik and Split in 2019.

Both new services will operate twice weekly from June as part of the airline’s summer 2019 schedule.

Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison said the airport is pleased to see Ryanair expand its route network further.

"These beautiful Croatian cities are full of culture and history and I have no doubt they will be hugely popular destinations," he said.  

Ryanair will have 13 new services from Dublin Airport next summer to Bodrum, Bordeaux, Bournemouth, Caligari, Dubrovnik, Frankfurt, Gothenburg, Kyiv, London Southend, Lourdes, Luxembourg, Split and Thessaloniki.

Dublin Airport has welcomed almost 27 million passengers in the first 10 months of the year, a 6% increase over the same period in 2017. More than 1.6 million extra passengers have travelled through the airport between January and October.