Emirates Airlines will double the number of flights from Dubai to Dublin in the coming year.
Emirates CEO Tim Clark, who met Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny at the airline’s headquarters in Dubai, made the comment at the airline's headquarters in Dubai.
Mr Kenny, who is on a trade mission to the Gulf region, visited the Emirates headquarters for an event to mark the second anniversary of the airline’s Dublin route.
Emirates’ inaugural flight from Dubai to Dublin took place in January 2012.
The increase in flight numbers is expected to kick of in September.
Since its flight from Dublin in January 2012, Emirates has connected over 442,000 passengers on its daily Dublin to Dubai route, carrying over 22,000 tonnes of cargo and supporting Irish exports including seafood, chocolates, beef and Botox.
The airline currently employs more than 250 cabin crew from Ireland and more than 400 from Ireland throughout the company as a whole.
Nine Irish companies have announced new contracts and business developments worth more than €25million during the first three days of this week’s trade mission to the Middle East.
The contracts were secured on the Saudi Arabia and Qatar legs of the five-day mission, which has now moved on to the United Arab Emirates for the final two days.