Aer Lingus announces special flights for World Cup playoff
Ryanair also schedules extra flights to Copenhagen for Republic of Ireland v Denmark
Aer Lingus has announced five flights from Dublin to Copenhagen for the Republic of Ireland’s World Cup playoff. File photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters
Almost 1,400 additional seats have been made available to fly Irish soccer fans to Denmark for the Republic of Ireland’s World Cup playoff.
Aer Lingus, which does not normally fly to the country, has announced five flights from Dublin to Copenhagen for the November 11th away leg, comprising 1,000 seats in total. Meanwhile, Ryanair has scheduled four extra flights to and from Copenhagen for the clash, giving another 378 people the opportunity to get to the match.
The Aer Lingus seats go on sale on Friday from 10am, while Ryanair said on Thursday its additional space was already selling quickly.
“Irish sporting fans are renowned for their unwavering support and Aer Lingus is delighted to be able to transport the hundreds of soccer enthusiasts to Copenhagen to support Ireland as they face Denmark in their World Cup playoff,” Aer Lingus said in a statement.
From the minute the Republic of Ireland was drawn against the Scandinavian team, the usual concerns emerged about the availability and price of transport there.
By Wednesday, before the extra flights were announced, the cost of a return flight was priced at up to €458.
The away leg takes place in the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen on Saturday, November 11th, at 8.40pm, with the second leg in Dublin’s Aviva Stadium on Tuesday, November 14th.
Friday, November 10th: EI626 departing Dublin 12.00, arriving into Copenhagen 15.10
Saturday, November 11th: EI620 departing Dublin 06.15, arriving into Copenhagen 09.25
Saturday, November 11th: EI624 departing Dublin 07.25, arriving into Copenhagen 10.35
Saturday, November 11th: EI626 departing Dublin 09.00, arriving into Copenhagen 12.10
Saturday, November 11th: EI628 departing Dublin 09.10, arriving into Copenhagen 12.20
Saturday, November 11th: EI621 departing Copenhagen 23.50, arriving into Dublin 01.05
Saturday, November 11th: EI625 departing Copenhagen 23.55, arriving into Dublin 01.10
Sunday, November 12th: EI627 departing Copenhagen 12.30, arriving into Dublin 13.45
Sunday, November 12th: EI629 departing Copenhagen 13.45, arriving into Dublin 14.55
Monday, November 13th: EI627 departing Copenhagen 13.40, arriving into Dublin 14.55
Friday, November 10th: departing Dublin at 08.20
Saturday, November 11th: departing Dublin at 07.05
Sunday, November 12th: departing Copenhagen at 12.00
Sunday, November 12th: departing Copenhagen at 19.15