Aer Lingus has resumed flights between Shannon and the United States for the first time since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Having last operated transatlantic routes from the western Irish airport in March 2020, the carrier is now once again offering a daily service to both Boston and New York JFK.
Aer Lingus will be the only airline operating direct, nonstop flights from Shannon to the two airports this summer – United Airlines will serve the New York Newark-Shannon route from the end of this month.
Both services will be operated by Aer Lingus’ A321 neo LR aircraft, configured with 16 fully-flat business class seats and 168 economy seats.
For our recent Tried and Tested review of the business class offering on this aircraft, on the carrier’s inaugural service between Manchester and New York, see:
Aer Lingus is set to operate 14 direct routes between Ireland and North America this year, to destinations including New York, Miami, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orlando, Washington, Seattle and Philadelphia.
Commenting on the route resumptions Donal Moriarty, chief corporate affairs officer at Aer Lingus, said:
“We are delighted to resume our transatlantic routes from Shannon to Boston and New York, restoring regional connectivity to the mid-west of Ireland and allowing Aer Lingus to unite friends, families, and businesses once more.
“This summer we will be operating our largest transatlantic seat capacity from Shannon in 17 years. Aer Lingus customers will avail of a more innovative and sustainable travel experience as they travel across the Atlantic in our two A321LR neo which will operate from Shannon airport and our unique warm Aer Lingus welcome.
“As always, customers flying to North America with Aer Lingus will enjoy complimentary meals and drinks, endless hours of in-flight entertainment, wifi on board and US Customs and Border pre-clearance at Shannon airport.”
Aer Lingus recently resumed flights to San Francisco, with connections from from eight UK airports via Dublin.