Aer Lingus are adding to their transatlantic network, with plans to launch Dublin – Philadelphia in 2018.
The route will operate four times a week from Dublin, based on the following timetable
EI115 DEPART DUB 13:50 ARRIVE PHL 16:15 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays EI114 DEPART PHL 17:30 ARRIVE DUB 05:10+1 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays Operates Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays Commences: 25th March 2018 Booked Equipment: Boeing 757-200 (Operated by ASL Airlines). Data: Routesonline
Lead-in prices start at £249 each way in Economy Class
The 757 appears to be borrowed from the Washington DC route (which in itself will get a 4 times a week A330 service and 3 times with a 757 according to Business Traveller).
Currently, the Dublin to Philadelphia pair is operated by American Airlines (nee US Airways), which uses a 757 on the route too.
As usual, this flight should benefit from the use of pre-clearance at Dublin Airport – which is a benefit if you’ve been stuck in the immigration queue at Philadelphia.
It also opens up a lot of connectivity at Philadelphia, connecting into the evening bank of flights and Dublin – which connects into the morning flights.
But this a route that screams for a new aircraft to be used. Say an Airbus A321LR….
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