American Airlines and Aer Lingus have launched a codeshare agreement, offering passengers more choices for travel between the US and Europe.
Customers travelling with the Irish carrier can now travel on AA flights from Chicago O’Hare to Albuquerque (ABQ), Nashville (BNA), Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), Los Angeles (LAX), Seattle (SEA), San Francisco (SFO), San Jose (SJC), and Tucson, Arizona (TUS).
American Airlines will increase connectivity between the US and Europe by placing its code on Aer Lingus flights between London Heathrow and Dublin, while customers can also book codeshare flights on Aer Lingus from the Dublin hub to Amsterdam (AMS), Birmingham (BHX), London Gatwick (LGW) and Manchester (MAN). This also applies to flights from Heathrow to Belfast City (BHD), Cork (ORK) and Shannon (SNN).
The two airlines plan to expand the codeshare in the future.
Aer Lingus joined the Atlantic Joint Business (AJB) venture with American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair and Iberia last year, allowing it to cooperate on network planning, pricing and sales activities.
Reid Moody, Aer Lingus’ Chief Strategy and Planning Officer, said:
“After almost two years of restricted travel we know that demand for dream vacations, business travel, and reconnecting families and friends in 2022 and beyond will be stronger than ever.
“We are delighted that through the codeshare agreement with American Airlines, Aer Lingus customers will be able to avail of greater connectivity options and more seamless travel between the U.S. and Europe via our Dublin hub, which also has the added benefit of US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) pre-clearance located in Dublin.
“Last week’s decision by the Irish Government to remove pre-departure Covid-19 test requirements for double-vaccinated passengers is more welcome news for those planning to travel. We look forward to extending our warm Aer Lingus welcome to more and more customers in the months ahead.”