Airports in Ireland

Hi Au Pairs!

Do you know how many airports in Ireland there are?

A lot.

Or at least, many more than I thought while I was there working as an Au Pair.

It must also be said that only I knew the airports in my area and I lived in the South of Ireland.

It is clear that when you travel to a country on holidays, destination airports are always going to be the most popular, either by being located in the capital or in large cities.

In this case, it is obvious that airports in Ireland with major connections are found in Dublin, Belfast and Cork.

But arriving in Ireland as an Au Pair, it is very easy that you ended up living in the middle of the countryside somewhere away from these airports.

So it’s good to know them.

And of course, knowing which Spanish cities are connected to.

Do you know where to find them?

You have 3 possibilities that will make it easier to find the most suitable airport for you:

  • Reading this post that I have written with great affection 😉 and for which I have looked at all the information available from all airports.
  • Asking your host-family that, obviously, they know the area and can orient you very well.
  • Asking previous Au pairs who will have lived the experience and know what the best options are.

As I said in the post How to choose the perfect family for you, they are one of your best allies. If you want to read it again, click here.

Of course, they are not exclusive and if you use the 3 possibilities at the same time, everything will be easier.

Then there is a fourth option, which is that you look for information yourself.

Laziness… what’s it?

Holiday Country!

Vacaciones de verano en España

Searching and searching I have drawn a very clear conclusion.

The air relation between Ireland and Spain is not bidirectional 100%.

I explain myself.

It is thought for the Irish who go on holidays to Spain especially in summer, than for the Spanish who travel to Ireland.

How did I know?

Because there are many more destinations to Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Palma de Mallorca and Malaga than to Madrid or Barcelona.

So those Au pairs who in the South of Spain, Canary Islands or Balearic Islands, you can feel a real privileged in this aspect!

Now you understand me when I say that I took the flights in Madrid and only knew 2 airports in Ireland.

Not too difficult!

Airports in Ireland

Here is it.

I leave the list of airports in Ireland with their corresponding airlines and those that have connection with Spain, specifying destinations.

In some cases you will see that I even add dates or days of the week.

As I said, many of the airlines just have flights in summer and divide their schedules in Winter flights and Summer flights, but not all.

Or at least, they don’t indicate it on their website.

Aeropuertos en Irlanda
Dublin Airport 

Dublin is the capital of Ireland and therefore its airport is the largest and the one that works with more airlines and connections.

Terminal 1 – T1

  • AirFrance
  • ASL
  • Blue Air
  • British Airways
  • Ethiopian
  • Etihad Airways
  • Eurowings
  • Finnair
  • Flybe
  • Iberia Express
  • KLM
  • Lufthansa
  • Luxair
  • Air Moldova
  • Norwegian
  • Air Canada
  • Ryanair
  • Scandinavian Airlines
  • S7 Airlines
  • Air Transat
  • Transavia
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Vueling
  • WestJet
  • WOWAir

Terminal 2 – T2

  • Aer Lingus
  • American Airlines
  • Delta
  • Emirates
  • Norwegian
  • United
Belfast Airport 

Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland and therefore also has an important airport.

It hasn’t got 2 terminals as is the case of Dublin. However, it will be divided into 2 different airports:

Belfast International Airport.

Belfast City Airport.

Belfast International Airport

  • EasyJet
  • Ryanair
  • Wizz
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • Thomas Cook
  • TUI
  • Norwegian

Belfast City Airport

  • Flybe
  • Aer Lingus
  • Bristish Airways
  • KLM
  • Icelandair
  • Eastern Airways
  • JetsGo Holidays
Cork Airport 

The city of Cork is located in the south-east of Ireland.

With around 125,000 inhabitants it is the second largest city in the country behind Dublin and the third largest on the island behind Belfast.

Works with several different airlines:

  • Aer Lingus
  • Aer Lingus Regional
  • Air France
  • Flybe
  • Iberia Express
  • Norwegian
  • Ryanair
  • Volotea
Interior del avión en aeropuertos en Irlanda
Shannon Airport 

The city of Shannon is located west of Ireland, 19 km from Limerick in the county of Clare.

  • Aer Lingus
  • American Airlines
  • Delta
  • Lufthansa
  • Norwegian
  • Ryanair
  • United
Ireland West Airport Knock

Finally, the airport located to the west with the largest number of different connections and airlines is the Ireland West Airport.

  • Ryanair
  • TUI
  • Paul Claffey Tours
Another airports

And so far the airports that we can call “bigger”. Or at least, with more connections.

Besides, we find other smaller airports like:

  • Kerry Airport

Works with Aer Lingus, Aer Lingus Regional and Ryanair.

  • Waterford Airport

More information on their website.

  • Donegal Airport

Work with Aer Lingus Regional (with flights to Dublin) and Loganair (with flights to Glasgow).

  • Derry Airport

Work with BMI Regional, Ryanair and Thomson.

  • Sligo Airport

Currently destined for the rescue equipment and without commercial flights. 

  • Galway Airport

Currently without service. He works with the airlines Aer Arann, British Airways and Euromanx. 

And here it ends all the information about airports in Ireland.

I hope it has been very useful!

And if you find information of any of them updated or with changes, tell me to modify it!

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