Aer Lingus to add Lanzarote route, add service to the U.S.
Aer Lingus, the budget carrier of Ireland has announced its decision to expand its service from Shannon. The carrier said it would add once-a-week flight between Shannon and Lanzarote for this winter season. The new service will be operational from October 26, 2013 through March 29, 2014.
The airline is the national flagship carrier of Ireland. It connects Ireland with the rest of the world. The carrier has service to various important cities in the United States, North Africa, Turkey, and Europe. It is the country’s oldest and still functioning airline. Established on April 15, 1936 it took off on its maiden journey on May 27, 1936. At present, it flies its passengers on its Airbus-only fleet.
It operates of out its main bases in Belfast-city, Cork, London-Gatwick, London-Heathrow, and Shannon. Dublin serves the carrier’s main hub.
The airline, which is looking to grow its transatlantic network, is planning to launch new routes from Shannon to the east coast of the United States. It expects to commence year round service on Shannon-New York, and Shannon-Boston routes.
The passenger traffic of Aer Lingus has grown 2.9% as compared to the same period a year ago. This is good news for passengers who can book Aer Lingus tickets to fly to their destinations for low. The news comes as a morale booster for the airline especially at a time when it is considering expansion to the U.S.