Ryanair is to begin testing its new online check-in facility on its Dublin-Cork route at the end of January. The service will allow passengers to check in online and head for the departure gate if they only have hand luggage. Ryanair has also announced new Dublin-Europe routes for spring 2006. Until now, Ryanair has used Dublin airport mainly for its Ireland-UK routes. The opening of the extra routes will create 250 new jobs at Dublin airport; passengers will use a temporary boarding facility before moving to the new Pier D facilities, which will open in 2007. The new routes include Milan and Venice, as well as a more frequent connection on the Barcelona route, which will now have a daily flight.
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