Ireland’s leading carrier Aer Lingus has announced it will be launching flights services between Dublin and Philadelphia starting from March 25, 2018. The new route is being launched one week after the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. The flights would operate round the year four times per week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
Media reports while providing the new schedule said that the outbound flight would make its departure from Dublin at 1:50 pm and reach Philadelphia at 4:15 pm local time. The return flight would depart from Philadelphia at 5:30 pm and lands in Dublin at 5:10 am next day local time. The new Philadelphia-Dublin route will be served with the help of a Boeing 757 aircraft.
Meanwhile, Aer Lingus had earlier in August this year introduced a new Saver fare for its flights services on transatlantic routes. The airline said that by bringing in its new Saver fare option it wanted to strongly compete with the increasing number of low-cost long-haul carriers in the commercial aviation industry.
A spokesperson of Aer Lingus said that its new Saver fare would be currently its lowest available fare designed for customers traveling on transatlantic routes. This fare would unbundle “extras” such as headphones, blankets, seat selection and checked luggage. The customers booking the Saver fare would be eligible for a one-piece 10 kg hand luggage allowance, access to in-flight entertainment and onboard meal. Apart from these, they would also be able to avail other amenities and services after paying fees. The spokesperson further stated that the customers would be able to make use of the Saver fare as only point-to-point transatlantic fares from Dublin. They will however not be able to book this fare from the UK, such as London Heathrow-Dublin-New York JFK routes and similar others.