On Wednesday Ryanair launched its new service linking Dublin with Luxembourg for the 2018-2019 winter season, Dublin Airport announced.
The launch, which comes a little later than the earlier announced schedule for October, sees the low-cost operator starting with three weekly flights between the two cities.
Ryanair also announced the start of 12 flights per week between Dublin and Frankfurt and five other destinations: Athens in Greece, Bari in Italy, Marrakesh in Morocco, Santander in Spain and Paphos in Cyprus.
Ryanair began operating flights to Luxembourg in May 2016, initially to London Stansted and Porto. In September 2018 it announced plans to serve Malta from Luxembourg, a twice-weekly service which should begin in April 2019. By the end of 2017, Ryanair was the second-biggest airline in terms of passengers in Luxembourg, overtaking Lufthansa and Easyjet.
The expansion comes despite growing tensions between the airline and staff, which have resulted in several strikes during 2018.
According to BBC news, compensation claims for Ryanair customers made up the largest proportion (30%) of appeals at the Alternative Dispute Resolution service in 2018.