Aer Lingus announced a major expansion of its transatlantic route offering for 2016 with three new routes from North America to Dublin. In addition to its nine existing routes from Boston, Chicago, New York, Orlando, San Francisco, Washington D.C. and Toronto to Dublin and Boston and New York to Shannon, Aer Lingus will introduce three new routes from Los Angeles, Newark and Hartford in 2016.
The airline will commence a year round direct service between Los Angeles and Dublin from May, 2016 with five services per week. Direct daily year round flights will start in early September from Newark, New Jersey to Dublin. A third new route will commence in late September with a daily service from Hartford, Connecticut to Dublin. This is the single largest expansion of Aer Lingus’ transatlantic network since the airline commenced transatlantic flying in 1958. The convenience of U.S. Customs and Border Protection services at Dublin has enhanced the continued growth of Aer Lingus’ Dublin operation as a connecting gateway.
The new routes will not only connect Los Angeles, Newark, and Hartford with Ireland but will also provide connections to a range of UK and European cities, including Paris, London, Amsterdam, Rome, Manchester, and Edinburgh.
In summer 2016 Aer Lingus will operate 28 daily services across the Atlantic offering value to business and leisure customers in an increased number of markets across Europe and North America.