City welcomes Irish media to celebrate Liverpool to Dublin route

Hot on the heels of its launch last week, Marketing Liverpool welcomes Irish media to the city to celebrate the launch of the new Aer Lingus Dublin-Liverpool route from Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

Organised in association with Marketing Liverpool and Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Aer Lingus has targeted Irish media to experience the best of Liverpool with an action packed two-day itinerary showcasing the best of our great city.

Writers from The Herald, Irish Daily Star, Irish Daily Mail and Sunday World will be treated to a whistle stop tour visiting Anfield, the Cathedrals, the Tate and Waterfront – experiencing Liverpool at its best.

The Irish market remains the largest overseas visitor market for the Liverpool City Region, with over £100,000 inbound visitors each year. Media visits such as this are a key way of ensuring this market continues to grow.

Chris Brown, director of Marketing Liverpool, said:

“We are delighted to welcome this high profile group of Irish media to experience our outstanding city break product, the Irish market is vital to our visitor economy and by building relationships with media partners in Ireland via this new Aer Lingus route helps to further promote the fact that Liverpool is an ever-popular choice for our Irish fans.”

Andrew Cornish, CEO of Liverpool John Lennon Airport said:

“It is fantastic to host such a prestigious group on this two day visitor experience to Liverpool. We welcome the opportunity for our guests to experience first-hand the scale of development and investment within the city region including Liverpool John Lennon Airport.”

Aer Lingus chief commercial officer Keith Butler said:

“We are delighted to begin flights from Liverpool to Dublin. We believe that we can offer the region both great value flights to Dublin and also access to the fastest growing transatlantic gateway in Europe. Aer Lingus offers convenient and seamless transfers options and with ten direct routes from Dublin to North America and onward connections with partner airlines to over 100 U.S & Canadian cities. We look forward to welcoming guests on board our new service.”

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