Aer Lingus flying high after hitting transatlantic milestone
Published 17/08/2016 | 15:17
Aer Lingus is flying high today with the celebration of its one millionth transatlantic passenger.
Olwen Kelleghan and Ciarán Foy from Co. Dublin were greeted by airline staff upon check-in to their flight from Dublin to Los Angeles.
The couple were presented with champagne, a business-class upgrade and a pair of free tickets for a route of their choice on Aer Lingus’ transatlantic network.
2016 has seen Aer Lingus' largest ever transatlantic expansion, with the IAG-owned airline adding routes to LA, Newark and Hartford, Connecticut.
More route announcements are expected in the near future, with IAG having converted two long-haul Airbus 330-300 options into firm orders for the airline.
The aircraft will be delivered in 2017.
Meanwhile, Dublin Airport has revealed that this July was its busiest ever month, with 2.9 million passengers flying to and from the airport.
Alongside Aer Lingus, North American services are operated by United, American Airlines, Delta, Ethiopian, ASL, Air Canada Rouge and WestJet, with the airport continuing to grow its business as a connecting hub.
This summer, Dublin is running around 290 transatlantic flights a week.