Located in the capital city of the Republic of Ireland, Dublin Airport serves as the main headquarters for Aer Lingus. Ireland's flag carrier connects Dublin with more than 50 destinations, mostly within Europe and the Mediterranean region. Aer Lingus offers non-stop flights to some of the most visited European cities including Berlin, Amsterdam, Milan, Rome, Venice, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, and Vienna. During peak seasons, Aer Lingus invites customers to popular resorts in cities such as Athens, Dubrovnik, Ibiza, Izmir, Palma de Mallorca, Marseille, and Naples. All of the flights to destinations outside of the British Isles depart from Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport.
Aer Lingus operates a busy route between Ireland's capital and England's capital. The Irish flag bearer offers direct trips to London Gatwick Airport and London Heathrow Airport, which are the two busiest airports in the United Kingdom. Using the Aer Lingus Regional service, passengers at Dublin Airport can get to other major U.K. destinations such as Aberdeen, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Isle of Man. Passengers can board the Aer Lingus flights to U.K. destinations from Terminal 1.
Dublin Airport also serves as the main base for Ryanair. In terms of fleet size and total passenger movement, Ryanair is bigger and busier than Aer Lingus. Ireland's popular low cost carrier connects Dublin to dozens of tourist hot spots in Europe. Ryanair takes passengers to major Eastern European cities such as Bratislava, Budapest, Gdansk, Kaunas, Riga, Tallinn, Vilnius, and Warsaw.
Destinations to France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and other European countries are also available through the busy Irish low cost carrier. Ryanair is also a reliable link between Dublin and large U.K. cities such as Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, and Newcastle upon Tyne. Additionally, three of London's major airports are also on the list of Ryanair flights. The Ryanair fleet waits for passengers near Terminal 1 at Dublin Airport.
Ireland's busiest airport is served by several major British airline companies. British Airways is the U.K. flag carrier, Thomson Airways is the largest charter airline the world, and Jet2 and Flybe are major low cost carriers.
Some of North America's busiest airlines serve Dublin Airport. The Irish capital city is connected to major U.S. destinations such as Atlanta, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and Chicago thanks to American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, US Airways and United Airlines. All of these U.S. companies operate in Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport. From Terminal 1, the flag carrier Air Canada takes passengers to Canada's largest city of Toronto.