Dublin Airport and Aer Lingus have joined forces in a major marketing push to promote flying from Britain to North America, via Dublin Airport. The two companies will host roadshows in nine British cities over the next two months, to showcase the excellent connectivity offered by Aer Lingus and Dublin Airport, and the ease of transferring through Dublin. Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison said, “Dublin Airport has been growing significantly as a transfer hub for passengers from Britain and continental Europe over the past three years. Last year, a record 750,000 passengers used Dublin as a hub, which was a 34 per cent increase on the previous year, and we look forward to welcoming even more transfer passengers in 2015.” “Using Dublin to connect is a faster, more efficient and more pleasant option than connecting via a continental European airport or travelling by road or rail to a larger British airport, saving money, time and stress versus London,” said Harrison. Aer Lingus currently offers connecting services from 19 British airports to its transatlantic network at Dublin Airport, and will operate seven North American destinations from Dublin this summer. Dublin Airport and Aer Lingus will hold events in cities, such as Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham and Cardiff showcasing the Aer Lingus transatlantic product and explaining the ease and convenience of connecting in Dublin. They will also jointly attend a trade show in London to target the British travel trade sector. The first event was held in Bristol on Wednesday, 4th February.