Lufthansa have see significant growth of their Irish business. 2005 boardings are up 17% on 2004 (carrying 178,000 people). An amazing 80% of all Irish traffic is transfer, with strong demand from long haul routes to Asia.
Bouyed by such a successful growth, LH plan to invest further in irish traffic, and will shortly announce a new MUC DUB route to enable further transfer opportunities, alongside enabling O&D traffic to the southern city. 2007 should see a DUB HAM service.