Saturday 16 December 2017

Aer Lingus launches winter seat sale with flights from €22.99

'80pc of Irish adults want a winter break...'

Aer Lingus A330
Aer Lingus A330
Pól Ó Conghaile

Pól Ó Conghaile

Aer Lingus has sprung a winter sale offering flights from as little as €22.99 each-way, and dramatic reductions on transatlantic fares.

School is back, and the shutters have come down on summer, but the airline's September seat sale sees flights to North America from just €169 each-way.

The new 'Saver Fares' are billed as "the lowest possible Aer Lingus fares across the Atlantic," but do not include 23kg checked baggage (from €37 to €50), seat selection (from €20), blankets (€5) and headphones (€3).

'Smart Fares', the traditional all-inclusive offering, remain available to transatlantic customers - starting from €209 each-way on east coast routes.

All sale fares, including €29.99 rates to Europe, are valid for travel between November 1 and February 28 for Europe and November 1 and March 31 for North America.

Aer Lingus launched its inaugural flights to Miami this month, and is adding 350 transatlantic flights in what it says is its biggest ever winter schedule.

It comes at a time when low-cost carriers Norwegian and WOW air are offering sale fares to the US from as little as €99 and €129.99 each-way, respectively.

In a survey accompanying its sale, Aer Lingus says New York, Florida, Malaga, Faro and Barcelona are the places Irish adults most wish to spend their winter months.

80pc of respondents want a winter break this year, it adds, though less than one in five Irish adults (22pc) are actually planning an autumn/winter getaway.

Sale fares are available on aerlingus.com.

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