Aer Lingus is expanding its transatlantic routes and short-haul operations. This decision is warmly welcomed by Dublin Airport, its main hub.
Giving further details Aer Lingus said that it will add three new routes. Now it will fly to Nantes, Agadir and Washington DC from Dublin next year. Not only this, it will also increase its seat capacity on few of its existing routes to the US. Its Dublin-San Francisco route will now be operated once daily, boosting its seat capacity by 40 percent, seats on Dublin- Orlando route will increase by 33 percent and a third daily flight will be added on Dublin-JFK route from June to August 2015.
During the peak summer season of 2015, Aer Lingus provides 20 flights daily across the Atlantic to several North American cities like Orlando, Boston, New York, Chicago, Washington DC, San Francisco and Toronto. This introduction will connect Dublin Airport to 14 North American destinations with direct flight services by the summer of 2015 and offer Dubliners ample flexibility in terms choices and time.
As per Vincent Harrison, MD, Dublin Airport, the substantial growth of Aer Lingus’ transatlantic routes directly implies growth in the number of transatlantic passengers in the last three years. In 2014, Dublin Airport ranked as the seventh largest airport in Europe in terms of transatlantic connections. This additional capacity declared by Aer Lingus will not only help us maintain our ranking, but definitely better it also.
The airline also plans to add new routes to its short-haul services. It will offer flight services to Nantes in France and to Agadir in Morocco from Dublin, next year. It will also increase its seat capacity on flights from Dublin to Palma, Faro and Paris, its three very popular short-haul routes.