Tuesday 23 July 2019

Aer Lingus delight for Dunleer pair

Hubert Murphy

A Dunleer couple were left celebrating on the double thanks to Aer Lingus.

Laura McGrory and Graham Woods, a recently married couple, were the one millionth transatlantic guests to fly with the airline during 2019. They made the milestone trip travelling on flight EI 143 from Dublin Airport to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

To celebrate the one millionth guest milestone, Laura and Graham were treated to a complimentary upgrade to Business Class and two complimentary Aer Lingus flights from North America to a European city of their choice.

"It was such a lovely surprise to find out at check-in that we were Aer Lingus' 1 millionth guest on the transatlantic this year and that we had been upgraded to Business class for our trip to Seattle. We're heading off on a weeks holiday and this is a fantastic start to our trip. This trip is our second honeymoon as a married couple, which makes it even more special. Thanks so much Aer Lingus!,' the pair remarked.

"We were delighted to welcome Laura and Graham on board Aer Lingus, marking our one millionth transatlantic guest so far this year. This milestone comes at a significant time for Aer Lingus, as we work towards realising our ambition to be the leading value carrier across the North Atlantic. This involves the delivery of new aircraft and new routes, increasing our capacity significantly. This summer, for example, we're looking forward to launching our new service from Dublin to Minneapolis-Saint Paul, and to the arrival of the first of our A321neo LRs which are on order from Airbus, and which we believe with revolutionise our long haul offering with the ability to serve long haul destinations with narrow body aircraft,' Mike Rutter, Chief Operating Officer at Aer Lingus said

Aer Lingus is operating its largest ever transatlantic schedule this summer flying to 14 North American destinations, including a new direct service to Minneapolis from Dublin commencing on July 1st. The airline's longhaul schedule boasts a record 3 million seats to North America in 2019.

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