The new airlink between Newquay and Dublin opened for business on Friday (May 1).
The Aer Lingus Regional route, which is being operated by Stobart Air, is initially launching with three flights per week between Newquay Cornwall Airport and Dublin Airport.
From the beginning of June, the schedule will increase to five flights per week until September 27.
Newquay Airport MD, Al Titterington, said: “We’re extremely pleased to be launching this new route between Dublin and Newquay Cornwall Airport. Having identified the demand, and worked hard to champion the route, it’s fantastic to be celebrating the inaugural flight.
“It is exciting for the airport to be working with new airline partner Aer Lingus Regional and this service is a welcomed addition to our route portfolio, offering convenient and timely access between Dublin and Cornwall.
“Bookings throughout the summer are already very positive and the additional forecasted visitors this service will bring to the county will benefit local tourism as well as offering businesses easy connectivity.”
Martin Saxton, chief commercial officer of Stobart Air, added: “Passenger bookings are strong which reflects the popularity of Cornwall among the Irish and Dublin and we look forward to developing the route over the busy summer period.”