Tuesday 25 July 2017

Aer Lingus announces three new direct destinations from Dublin

Summer 2017

An Aer Lingus plane lands at Faro, Portugal. Photo: Deposit
An Aer Lingus plane lands at Faro, Portugal. Photo: Deposit
Aer Lingus Cabin Crew - Lorna Kavanagh and Laura McCabe and Karen Saunders celebrating the airline's new route to Miami from September 2017. Picture: Jason Clarke
Miami at dusk. Photo: Deposit
Aer Lingus Cabin Crew - Lorna Kavanagh and Laura McCabe and Karen Saunders celebrating the airline's new route to Miami from September 2017. Picture: Jason Clarke
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Aer Lingus has announced a new, three-times weekly service from Dublin to Miami starting from September, 2017.

The airline will also begin direct flights from Dublin to Porto, Portugal, and Split in Croatia during next year's summer schedule.

The announcement was made today at a press conference providing updates on the airline's progress since its acquisition by IAG a year ago.

2017 will see the airline's largest ever transatlantic schedule, Chief Executive Stephen Kavanagh said, with some 2.5 million seats and a capacity boost of 21pc.

Los Angeles will become a daily service for summer 2017, with Orlando increasing to four flights weekly during the same period (April to October).

The lead in fare for Dublin-Miami is €299 each-way, with flights operating on a wide-body A330 with both business and economy classes.

Aer Lingus Cabin Crew - Lorna Kavanagh and Laura McCabe and Karen Saunders celebrating the airline's new route to Miami from September 2017. Picture: Jason Clarke
Aer Lingus Cabin Crew - Lorna Kavanagh and Laura McCabe and Karen Saunders celebrating the airline's new route to Miami from September 2017. Picture: Jason Clarke

Miami offers an entry point to Florida for potential visitors, and also a direct-flight option for connecting with cruises departing from the city.

Fares to Porto and Split will start from €39.99 and €69.99 respectively.

In another development, Aer Lingus says it will operate double-daily flights from Dublin to Chicago for summer 2017.

The airline will have 11 long-haul A330 aircraft in its fleet for next summer, as well as four smaller Boeing 757s.

In total, it will operate 13 transatlantic routes next year.

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