Aer Lingus is continuing to restore its network, with the airline planning to add two transatlantic destinations back to its network, Newark NJ and Orlando, FL, as well as some core European services
Dublin to Newark will operate 4 times per week, increasing to daily from 1st December, with fares starting from €149 each way.
Dublin to Orlando will operate 3 times per week from 27th November, with fares starting from €169 each way.
Meanwhile, the airline will be looking to Europe too, with destinations be added to its network from Dublin, including:
- Geneva from 15th October, operating 3 days per week in October, increasing to 4 per week in December and then to 9 flights per week from Christmas (Lead-in €55.99)
- Prague from 15th October, operating 3 days per week (Lead-in €49.99 each way)
- Frankfurt from 08th November, operating 10 flights per week, (Lead-in €29.990
- Zurich from 08th November, operating 6 flights a week (Lead-in €55.99)
For the festive season the Knock to London Gatwick will resume for the festive season on 18th December daily, with fares starting at €32.99)
Susanne Carberry, Chief Customer Officer at Aer Lingus, said:
“We are delighted to announce a significant restart to a number of our favourite routes in North America and Europe, and reconnecting friends, families and businesses once again. We are also excited to be able to connect Irish customers with European cities of Prague, Geneva, Zurich, Frankfurt, destinations which are particularly popular in Winter for their Christmas markets, and the upcoming Ski season, and our customers from Knock into London Gatwick for Christmas.
Safety remains our priority at Aer Lingus and we continue to implement measures such as mask requirements and additional cleaning, as has been in practice across the airline for the past year. We are also committed to making the flight experience as comfortable as possible and customers can enjoy our in-flight food, drink and entertainment services on board.”
Rebuilding core markets
Whilst there is a lot of leisure traffic in this, there is also a sign that Aer Lingus is in the mood to rebuild some of its core markets – with the return of Newark to the network, as well as regular services to Frankfurt, Zurich and Geneva – important fiscal centres.
Whilst there will be factors outside the airline’s control (when governments change their immigration policies), it seems now is the chance to reestablish links and rebuild networks – before circumstances change or the competition decides to push its noes in.
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