Volaris flights to Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Mayo will start from Dublin, Galway and Limerick

Dublin and Cork have been given priority for Volaris, a private aircraft company, to fly to Dublin and Galway.

The company has applied to operate a flight from Dublin to Galway, but is yet to receive permission from the Irish Government.

Volaris has been flying private flights to Ireland for more than 20 years, starting with flights from Dublin in 1998 to Cork in 2000.

The company has a fleet of more than 100 aircraft, mostly powered by engines from the UK.

In a statement to the Irish Times, Volaris said it had been granted permission to operate on a limited basis from Dublin Airport.

“We are pleased to be able to provide this service to Dublin Airport, which is a strategic hub for Irish aviation,” it said.

Ireland is set to receive about €6bn worth of aviation services from the EU next year.

Volkaris has a number of Irish customers, including a number that have signed up for its flights, and it also flies to destinations in the Middle East.

Cork has been awarded the largest single aviation licence in the EU and it is one of the first cities to be approved by Dublin Airport for flights to and from the city.