New Transatlantic Routes For Aer Lingus

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Dublin Airport welcomed Aer Lingus’ announcement that it is to launch flights to Los Angeles, California, Hartford, Connecticut and Newark, New Jersey to its route network next summer. A delighted Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison said he was thrilled to see Aer Lingus add three new services to its route network from Dublin Airport. These three new transatlantic routes mean that Aer Lingus has added six new transatlantic destinations from Dublin since 2014. “We are pleased that Aer Lingus will fly three new transatlantic routes from Dublin Airport next summer offering additional choice for both business and leisure passengers,” Harrison said.
Last year, Dublin Airport welcomed a record 2.1 million transatlantic passengers which was a 14 per cent increase on the previous 12 months. So far this year, transatlantic traffic is up a further 17 per cent.
Harrison continued that Dublin Airport was Europe’s fastest growing airport for long-haul traffic this summer. Significant growth in transatlantic connectivity has been a major factor in the growing number of passengers who are choosing to hub at Dublin.
Commenting on the announcement, the Minister for Transport, Paschal Donohoe said: “The announcement of three new routes, the creation of 200 new jobs and transatlantic capacity growth to more than two million seats demonstrates the strength of Aer Lingus as part of the International Consolidated Airline’s Group. This news also comes on the back of the new routes and frequencies announced by Aer Lingus just two weeks ago as part of its short-haul 2016 summer schedule. All of this combines to strengthen Irish aviation and encourage additional tourists to come here which will further support our economic recovery,” he said.