A new flight route from Dublin, Ireland to Beijing, China is in the works. Dublin to Denver is also in the offing.

For those who travel to China for work or leisure, exhausting travel journeys could soon be a thing of the past.

Meanwhile, those looking for a Rocky Mountain high will likely be able to fly direct to Denver.

In addition, Aer Lingus is set to announce several more East Coast destinations in the coming weeks.

Currently, in high season there will be 40 flights from Dublin to the US.

Meanwhile, Hainan Airlines has made a bid for permission to operate flights between the Chinese and Irish capital cities.

It seems Scottish passengers would also benefit from the route that the Chinese airline is aspiring to offer twice a week. The proposed lines would be: Beijing – Edinburgh – Dublin on one day, and Beijing – Dublin – Edinburgh on another day. 

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Hainan have made the application to the Civil Aviation Administration of China. It is currently being determined whether there would be enough interest to justify the service.

Hainan Airlines, China's fourth largest airline, and the Dublin Airport Authority are apparently "close" to making a final decision on the matter, according to the The Irish Independent.

Meanwhile, Travel Extra editor Eoghan Corry told RTE radio host Marion Finucane, that Aer Lingus is having discussions with multiple airports on the East Coast of America about adding more routes to their existing offering.

He added that there are currently forty flights a day from Ireland to North America, from multiple airlines.

The travel journalist believes there will be a "plethora" of announcements from Aer Lingus in the coming weeks.

Dublin Airport's reputation as one of Europe's most important transport hubs and new revolutions in travel technology will only further improve the current offering.

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