Austria and Switzerland
With over 150,000 visitors each year from Austria and Switzerland, this is a market with significant potential for tourism to Ireland. Tourism Ireland will continue to concentrate on publicity and trade activities in 2019.
Visitors from both countries enjoy touring the entire island and activities such as walking, cruising and golf are of particular interest to them. Swiss and Austrian visitors also enjoy cultural and heritage attractions.
If these activities are relevant to your business, make sure to check the site regularly as we will be updating it throughout the year with opportunities for you in this market.
Austria has 2 daily direct flights from Vienna with Aer Lingus and Laudamotion to Dublin. Easyjet fly in the winter season with 2 weekly flights from Salzburg to Belfast and Ryanair fly from Salzburg to Dublin on a weekly basis. Laudamotion also have a weekly winter flight from Innsbruck to Dublin.It is also important to note that many Austrians (depending on the region they live in) would also depart from neighbouring airports such as Munich, Zurich and Venice.
Connections from Switzerland include daily direct flights with Swiss (LX) and Aer Lingus (EI) from Zurich and Geneva (EI = daily / LX = 4x weekly) to Dublin. Swiss also has a 4x weekly flight from Zurich to Cork, operating from April to October. Ryanair flies from Basel to Dublin 3x weekly and Easyjet from Geneva to Belfast 2x weekly.
To explore what’s on offer in Austria and Switzerland in 2019, just click the button below to see current opportunities. We’ll be updating these as opportunities arise in the market so check back often.