Ireland’s flagship carrier Aer Lingus is set to operate 350 additional transatlantic flights services during its largest ever winter schedule. This will be a significant 13 percent increase when compared to last year. The Dublin-Toronto route is going to witness a huge capacity increase to 96 percent. This route will be served with 4-times per week flights utilizing an Airbus A330 aircraft.
Aer Lingus announced that it will be launching thrice-weekly flights to Miami, with departures on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. This new service will be an addition to existing routes from Dublin to Toronto, Hartford, Newark Liberty, Los Angeles, Washington, San Francisco, Orlando, New York, Chicago and Boston, and from Shannon to New York and Boston.
Media reports said that its short-haul services from Dublin to London Heathrow and Birmingham will also see an increase in the number of seats. The airline will be adding an extra peak morning frequency between Dublin and London Heathrow on its short-haul network this winter. The route will have 56,000 additional seats now. According to the airline, Flight E156 will make its departure from Dublin at 08:30 hours and arrive in London Heathrow at 10:00 hours. The return Flight E157 will depart from London Heathrow at 10:50 hours and arrive in Dublin at 12:10 hours.
Aer Lingus also revealed that the capacity on Dublin-Birmingham route will also be increased. The route will see 50,000 additional seats, which will be increased by 40 percent. The flights from Dublin to Birmingham will be served with the help of a larger Airbus A320 aircraft. The airline has also decided to double the frequency of its flights to Hamburg as compared to last year. Flights to Hamburg from Dublin will now be operated up to 10 times per week. The airline will also be launching new flights to Bilbao. Aer Lingus will be offering a total of 300,000 additional seats to North America and Europe this winter.