Thursday 27 April 2017

IAG confirms Aer Lingus Airbus deal

Aer Lingus announced last month that it will relaunch its service between Dublin and Los Angeles next year. Photo: PA
Aer Lingus announced last month that it will relaunch its service between Dublin and Los Angeles next year. Photo: PA
John Mulligan

John Mulligan

IAG has confirmed it is converting two Airbus A330 long-haul aircraft options into firm orders for Aer Lingus and the Spanish carrier Iberia.

Aer Lingus, bought by IAG this year, will receive its new aircraft next year, and it will be used to service its growing US network.

Aer Lingus announced last month that it will relaunch its service between Dublin and Los Angeles next year.

It will also relaunch a service between the capital and Newark in New Jersey, and start a route between Dublin and Hartford, Connecticut.

However, some other services are being crimped in order to rejuggle capacity on an expanded North American network.

IAG got a big discount on the $207m list price for the A330-300 that Aer Lingus will receive.

Irish Independent

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