Aer Lingus adds winter capacity

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed August 11, 2017 14:47

Aer Lingus adds winter capacity

Aer Lingus is adding 300,000 more seats to destinations in Europe and North America to its 2017 Winter Schedule. The Irish airline will begin a direct service to Miami from September 1, which it will operate three flights per week.

The airline’s focus on expanding its long-haul network continues this winter with 350 additional transatlantic flights from Ireland to North America, representing a 13% increase in capacity compared to last year. The Dublin to Toronto service will see a 96% increase in capacity with four flights per week, operated on a larger Airbus A330.

With daily services to San Francisco and a five times weekly service to Los Angeles during peak winter months, Aer Lingus will operate up to 12 flights per week from Ireland to the US West Coast. On the East Coast, the Dublin Washington service will become daily during peak months resulting in 44% additional capacity. Aer Lingus has services to JFK from Dublin and Shannon as well as the Dublin Newark service, where passengers can choose from up to four daily flights from Ireland to New York.

Mike Rutter, Chief Operating Officer, Aer Lingus said: “Our 2017 Winter short-haul network marks significant investment in key UK routes such as London and Birmingham as well as European cities and winter sun destinations.”

Further growth routes are the Birmingham to Dublin service with 50,000 additional seats and the London Heathrow to Dublin service benefiting from an additional early morning flight resulting in 56,000 extra seats.

The wider European network will also see increased capacity to key European cities such as Hamburg, operating up to 10 flights per week, double the frequency of last year, as well as Zurich, also operating 10 services per week.

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed August 11, 2017 14:47