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Aer Lingus announces transatlantic expansion

16 Nov 2016 by Marisa Cannon
An Aer Lingus A330

Aer Lingus has announced new transatlantic routes and extra flights on existing routes.

As of September 1 next year, the airline will start a three-times weekly service to Miami on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

The airline will also increase its Los Angeles flight to a daily service from summer 2017, while Dublin to Orlando will increase to four times per week, and Chicago will increase to a double daily service in the same period.

The new Miami service will add to Aer Lingus’ existing transatlantic routes: Boston, Chicago, New York, Orlando, San Francisco, Washington and Toronto via Dublin and Boston and New York via Shannon, as well as new routes to Los Angeles, Newark and Hartford, which started earlier this year.

The airline will increase its Los Angeles flight to a daily service for summer 2017, Dublin to Orlando will increase to four times per week, and Chicago will also increase to a double daily service in the same period. The new schedule is as follows:

Passengers from Britain can fly to the US from 18 UK airports. When connecting in Dublin, passengers can pre-clear US Customs and Immigration allowing them to pass through domestic channels.

The airline will also add two new European destinations to its summer schedule – Porto in Portugal and Split in Croatia – extending its winter route from Dublin to Fuerteventura during the summer schedule next year.

aerlingus.com

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