Ireland’s flagship carrier Aer Lingus recently announced the increase of capacity on two major U.S. routes. These include Dublin-Washington and Dublin-Chicago routes.
The airline will be increasing the frequencies between Dublin and Washington during summer 2016 schedule. The flights on the route are being currently operated four times per week. This will now be increased to a daily service. The passengers booking flights to Washington from Dublin will be offered 10,000 additional seats with the increased services.
Aer Lingus first introduced the flights between Dublin and Washington in May 2015. The airline has extended the service to January 4, 2016 to tackle the growing passenger demand. The flights on the route will again be resumed from March 14 next year to cope up with the strong travel demand for St. Patrick’s Day. The airline will be operating four services during the period every week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
The frequencies on Dublin-Chicago route will also witness a significant boost starting next summer. The route will now be served with an additional weekly flight. With this capacity growth, the two destinations will now be served with a total of 12 flights per week.
The increase of frequencies to Washington and Chicago has come at a time when Aer Lingus recently launched new transatlantic routes from Dublin. These include Hartford (Connecticut), Los Angeles and Newark (New Jersey). The airline will now be operating a total of 12 direct flights services to North America.
Media reports said that the total long haul seat capacity of Aer Lingus will grow significantly by more than 17 percent in 2016. The capacity increase will also see the airline operating 28 daily flights services across the Atlantic seamlessly connecting a number of markets across North America and Europe.