British Airways is set to double the number of flights on its Dublin–Heathrow service this winter.
BA has operated the route since June, following the acquisition of bmi by International Airlines Group (IAG), a deal which was completed in March this year.
The changes, which will see the number of return flights increase from four to eight, will take place when the airline introduces its winter 2012 schedule.
The carrier also re-launched flights to Belfast from Heathrow in July this year, after an 11 year absence from the Northern Ireland gateway.
The new schedule, effective from October 28, will include a new early morning departure.
Simon Daly, British Airways’ sales manager for Ireland, said: “I am delighted to see the British Airways colours back in Dublin after an absence of 20 years.
“We appreciate the importance of air links to London and are pleased to announce that less than two months after taking over this route, we are now able to respond to customer demand and increase capacity.”
The route, which is also served by Aer Lingus, will be operated by the same 150-seater A319 aircraft as was used by bmi.