Aer Lingus announces three new US routes: Los Angeles, Newark, Hartford

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Today Aer Lingus announced a major expansion of its transatlantic route offering for 2016 with three new routes from Dublin to North America. In addition to its nine existing routes to the USA and Canada, it will introduce three new routes next year: to Los Angeles, CA., Newark, NJ., and Hartford, CT.
Beginning in May 2016 Aer Lingus will commence a year round direct service between Dublin and Los Angeles, with five services per week being operated by Airbus A330 wide-body aircraft. Direct daily year round flights will start in early September from Dublin to Newark in New Jersey, operated by an A330 wide-body aircraft. A third new route will commence in late September with a daily service from Dublin to Hartford, Connecticut, operated by a B757-200 aircraft.

This is the single largest expansion of Aer Lingus’ transatlantic network since it commenced transatlantic flying in 1958.

The growth initiative will create more than 200 new, high quality Aer Lingus jobs for pilots, cabin crew and ground services staff.

The total long haul seat capacity will grow by more than 17% in 2016, representing the fourth consecutive year of more than double-digit long haul growth.

The growth plan underpins our successful strategy of expanding the Dublin Airport base into a major European transatlantic gateway. The convenience of U.S Customs and Border Protection services at Dublin has enhanced the continued growth of our Dublin operation as a connecting gateway.

The new routes will not only connect Ireland with Los Angeles, Newark, and Hartford but will also connect a range of UK and European cities.  Customers in Paris, London, Amsterdam, Rome, Manchester, Edinburgh and many other European cities will be able to choose Aer Lingus to bring them to these new U.S. destinations.

In summer 2016 Aer Lingus will operate 28 daily services across the Atlantic offering value to business and leisure customers in an increased number of markets across Europe and North America.

Within weeks of the completion of the IAG transaction, Aer Lingus is delivering on its commitment to grow Ireland’s connectivity and to create high quality jobs.

Flights between Dublin and Los Angeles, and Dublin and Newark go on sale today on aerlingus.com with great each way fares, including taxes and charges. Flights between Dublin and Hartford go on sale on aerlingus.com on 3rd November 2015. 

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