10 New Destinations from Dublin Airport in 2020

From Puglia to Podgorica, Sardinia to Shanghai – there are so many new destinations from Dublin Airport in 2020 – which one will you choose?

 

Would you believe that Dublin Airport has flights to 190 destinations in 42 countries operated by 50 airlines – a phenomenal statistic, and a far cry from the choice of destinations available when I started travelling abroad. With people travelling more than ever, it is great to see so many new destinations from Dublin Airport each year.
 

 

 
If you are looking for a mix of culture and adventure, then Puglia and Montenegro could be right up your street. For stunning beaches, try Sardinia or Rhodes, and if you want to try somewhere completely different, there will be direct flights to Tel Aviv next Summer.

If you want to travel further afield, there is good news there too, United Airlines have announced a new year-round daily service between Dublin and San Francisco, and Chinese airline Juneyao Air is to launch a twice-weekly service between Dublin and Shanghai, albeit with a short stop in Helsinki on each leg. 

alberobello puglia

I have listed ten new destinations for Dublin Aiport below, hopefully one of these will tempt you explore somewhere new in 2020!

1. Brindisi, Puglia – Italy

2. San Francisco, California – USA

3. Alghero, Sardinia – Italy

4. Rhodes – Greece

5. Verona – Italy

6. Podorica – Montenegro

7. Shanghai – China

8. Tel Aviv – Israel

9. Billund – Denmark

10. Palanga – Lithuania 

 

 

 

1. Brindisi, Puglia – Italy

Located in Puglia, in the heal of the Italian boot, Brindisi is superbly located to discover this stunning region. I visited Puglia last year and loved it. With Ryanair already flying into Bari, and now Aer Lingus flying to Brindisi twice weekly, you can explore all the highlights on one trip. I suggest flying into one airport and flying home the other to see as much as possible, including the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Alberobello and Ostuni, and the beautiful city of Lecce. But don’t miss the opportunity to explore the nearby city of Matera too.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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2. San Francisco, California – USA

United Airlines have announced daily flights to San Francisco from Dublin airport commencing in June. This is in addition to the daily service operated by Aer Lingus. It looks like there may be great value on airfares to San Francisco next summer. Visit Alcatraz, cycle across the Golden Gate Bridge or use San Francisco as a starting point to discover California. We drove the Pacific Coast Highway from San Francisco to San Diego a few years ago – it was a spectacular adventure! 

united airlines announce a new route to san francisco from dublin airport

 

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3. Alghero, Sardinia – Italy

Aer Lingus have introduced twice weekly flights from Dublin to Alghero from May 2020. The old town has cobbled stone streets, plenty of great shops and some fantastic restaurants. There are also beautiful sandy beaches in Sardinia, which is not something that many Italian resorts can boast about. I visited a few years ago for a long weekend. The airport is just 10 minutes from the airport, so Alghero is a great choice for a short break or summer holiday.

aer lingus fly to sardinia from dublin airport in 2020

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4. Rhodes – Greece

Not only is Rhodes one of the largest Greek Islands, but it boasts a UNESCO world heritage site as it’s capital. Wandering around the Colossus of Rhodes is like stepping into a fairy tale, but once you step outside the city walls, you will find a modern town, full of designer shops and trendy waterfront cafés.

The hill top town of Lindos is another ‘must see’. Complete with whitewashed buildings and winding alley ways, it is a photographers dream. Aer Lingus twice-weekly service starts from the 23rd of May 2020.
 
rhodes is one of the new destinations from dublin airport for 2020

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5. Verona – Italy