Flights to China from Ireland may resume in…

Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) may resume direct flights to China from Ireland by the summer thanks to China’s Hainan Airlines, which is considering resuming service to Beijing.

Years were spent attempting to establish a direct connection from the capital to China by DAA, the semi-state organization that also manages Cork Airport.

2019 saw Hainan running two services from Dublin to Beijing and Shenzhen in China. But in August of that same year, it stopped operating the Shenzhen route and put the Beijing route on hold until 2020.

However, Hainan is unlikely to make a final decision on its Dublin service until the very last minute given that China is still enforcing rolling lockdowns owing to ongoing Covid outbreaks.