Aer Lingus commitment to transatlantic routes

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed September 25, 2018 13:49

Aer Lingus commitment to transatlantic routes

Speaking at an industry event, Stephen Kavanagh, CEO of Aer Lingus, emphasised the company’s commitment to expansion of transatlantic connectivity between Ireland and North America.

The airline reaffirmed this commitment with the announcement of two new transatlantic routes; Minneapolis St. Paul in the US and Montréal in Canada, bringing the total number of North American destinations served by Aer Lingus to 15.

Kavanagh: “Since joining International Airlines Group (IAG) in 2015, Aer Lingus has launched eight new direct transatlantic services to Los Angeles, Newark, Hartford, Miami, Philadelphia, Seattle and now Montréal and Minneapolis-St. Paul, marking the largest ever transatlantic expansion in our history.

“In the past three years alone, Aer Lingus has increased the number of destinations served from nine to 15 and has also added capacity on a number of existing routes. The two new destinations will add a quarter of a million additional seats annually to Aer Lingus’ transatlantic network which already carries 2.8 million guests annually between Ireland and North America. Our ambition is to be the leading value carrier across the North Atlantic and we will continue to add new routes and capacity on an ongoing basis over the coming years.”

Kavanagh added: “Alongside our growth strategy, we remain committed to delivering our signature high standard of service to our guests. Our aircraft are designed for maximum guest comfort, whether in Economy or Business Class and our staff are dedicated to ensuring every guest has a pleasant experience on board.”

Aer Lingus has announced its intention to also offer a complimentary glass of wine or beer with the meal service  to its transatlantic Economy guests and to provide free social messaging with 20MB complimentary WiFi for Smart Fare transatlantic economy guests.

“Uniquely in Europe we are also able to offer guests travelling from the UK access to US Customs and Border pre-clearance at Dublin and Shannon airport,” adds Kavanagh.

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed September 25, 2018 13:49